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June Bride (1948)

 -  Comedy  -  29 October 1948 (USA)
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A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

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Paula Winthrop
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Barbara 'Boo' Brinker
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Mr. Whitman Brinker
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Jeanne Brinker
Jerome Cowan ...
Carleton Towne
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Rosemary McNally
James Burke ...
Luke Potter
Raymond Roe ...
Bud Mitchell
Marjorie Bennett ...
Mrs. Nellie Brinker
Ray Montgomery ...
Jim Mitchell
George O'Hanlon ...
Scott Davis
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Foreign correspondent Carey Jackson is offered a job on Home Life, a "women's" magazine; he accepts when he finds the editor is his old flame Linda Gilman. Verbal pyrotechnics fly between Carey and Linda as they go to Indiana to cover the Brinker family's "typical American wedding." But triangles lurk beneath the surface of the impending nuptials. Can Carey rescue a story (and his job) out of the wreckage? Can all the sundered hearts be re-united? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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29 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Edith Head's first time designing costumes for Bette Davis. See more »

Goofs

When Robert Montgomery's drunken character goes from the kitchen to the front room, his sport coat goes from unbuttoned to buttoned. See more »

Quotes

Linda Gilman: You're being charming, reasonable and very boyish. Unless you've changed, that means you're about to drink someone's blood. Probably mine.
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Little Brown Jug
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Music by Joseph Winner
Played after the men drank the cider
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Kinetic Bob - Dour Bette
19 November 2004 | by (Stony Brook, NY) – See all my reviews

June Bride has some fine moments, but it never really gets going as a first-rate comedy, mostly because of Bette Davis' stiff and somewhat dour performance. She and Robert Montgomery have very little chemistry. Poor Bob has to do all of the work, which leads to an exaggerated performance at times, but at least he brings some energy to the film and saves it from being a complete disaster. Davis looks like she didn't want to be making the picture. Unlike Stanwyck or Hepburn, she seems incapable of moving back and forth between drama and comedy. If Montgomery had been teamed with one of those two, or with Jean Arthur, Claudette Colbert, or Myrna Loy, this could have been a small classic. The writing is very smart at times, even though the story itself is fairly predictable and a bit too cute. There are some excellent comic moments, including two great ones with Tom Tully's Mr. Brinker. The film has a good pace, apart from Ms. Davis' leaden performance, and the direction is efficient and sensible. Given the number of great comedies from the 30s and 40s one can live without seeing June Bride, but it can suffice in a pinch.


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