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The Well-Groomed Bride (1946)

A man and a woman fight over the last bottle of champagne left in San Francisco--she wants it for a wedding, and he wants to use it to christen a ship.

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A man and a woman fight over the last bottle of champagne left in San Francisco--she wants it for a wedding, and he wants to use it to christen a ship.

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THE BRIDE SAW RED...WHITE...and BLEW! (original print media ad - almost all caps)

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Comedy | Romance

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17 May 1946 (USA)  »

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Champagne Para Dois  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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This was Olivia de Havilland's first film after a two-year legal battle she waged against Warner Bros. regarding her rights under her contract (she won). She replaced Paulette Goddard, who dropped out shortly before filming was to begin. See more »

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Not Without Its Virtues
14 November 2001 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

This is not the funniest comedy ever made, but it is proficient, as written by Claude Binyon and directed by Sidney Lanfield, both of whom had done far better work than this; and while it's no masterpiece it's not a total loss by any means. There's a touch of late screwball in Ray Milland and Olivia de Havilland warring over a champagne bottle. And the mood of austerity in the America of the war and immediate postwar years is well-captured, albeit in a stylized and slick fashion. Still, champagne is champagne, and the movie's fetishistic obsession with it is indicative of Hollywood's desire to get back to making more formalized, safer films, of which this is a fairly decent attempt. But it is at its best an aborted effort to capture a mood that was pretty much gone by the time the movie was made, as the mood of the film gives no indication of where the postwar world was heading. Still and all, it's a nice stab at staving off the inevitable.


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