Bride for Sale is a 1949 film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by William D. Russell, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Young and George Brent. The music score is by Frederick Hollander. Trite comedy.
William D. Russell
If you can make it to the end, it will be worth the watch.
When watching this movie, it is easy to lose interest early in the script. But if you can hold on and watch to the end, you will be treated with a tale that makes for a pleasant watch.
The movie has all the feel of any other 1940's style comedy/mystery that pairs a man and a women working together to find a murderer. It has the fast pace talking, the 'one-better' scenes and the mysterious fist-a-cuffs in the dark-- all part of the same style. What sets this movie apart from others is that it has the two stars working separately on a case and coming up with the solution to a clever story. Add the surprise twist to the plot and you have a better movie than expected. However, the film does have it flaws.
The problem is that the first half of the film does little to stir interest. Yes, there is a murder and a suspect must be found. But the way the script quickly introduces characters to the plot causes much confusion. As the viewer is trying to cope with the task of remembering the main characters, the script continues bringing people to the cast that may, or may not, have anything to do with the story. It becomes crowded and confusing to the point of losing interest.
But if you can make it through the first half, you will be treated to a nice story that will remedy the interest. At times, the movie can be a little silly but overall it was an enjoyable departure from the norm.
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