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The Gay Bride (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 14 December 1934 (USA)
After the adversary of a bootlegger has him killed, he takes up with his widow, a gold-digging chorus girl, but a handsome bodyguard is also determined to win her over.


Jack Conway


Charles Francis Coe (story "Repeal"), Bella Spewack | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Carole Lombard ... Mary Magiz
Chester Morris ... Jimmie 'Office Boy' Burnham
Zasu Pitts ... Mirabelle
Leo Carrillo ... Mickey 'The Greek' Mikapopoulis
Nat Pendleton ... William T. 'Shoots' Magiz
Sam Hardy ... Daniel J. Dingle
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... MacPherson - the Lawyer
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MARRIAGE Was her Business..And She Carved Her Career With a Chisel! (Print Ad- Buffalo Courier-Express, ((Buffalo, NY)) 18 January 1935) See more »


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Did You Know?


This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Monday 10 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) followed by Philadelphia Tuesday 9 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New Haven CT it first aired 23 July 1957 on WNHC (Channel 18), in Altoona PA 6 August 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Seattle 17 August 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in both Portland OR and Norfolk VA 21 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8) and on WTAR (Channel 3), in Baltimore 3 November 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Tampa 24 January 1958 on WFLA (Channel 8), and in Cincinnati 15 March 1958 on WLW-T (Channel 5); it San Francisco it was finally shown 19 January 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). There is no reliable documentation that it was ever telecast in New York City or Chicago at this time, although it would have been in the MGM package then under the control of WCBS (Channel 2) and WBBM (Channel 2) in those locations. See more »


The entrance to the parking garage during the chase near the end of the film is completely different between shots from inside and outside of the building. In fact, the shots were taken in two separate locations. See more »


Mary Magiz: Are you trying to tell me Mr. Magiz is not a wealthy man?
Jimmie 'Office Boy' Burnham: Not as wealthy as you think. I take care of his accounts.
Mary Magiz: I'm not marrying Mr. Magiz for his money. Did you ever hear of love?
Jimmie 'Office Boy' Burnham: Yeah. You'll find it in the dictionary under "L".
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Nice surprise....
1 February 2019 | by tles7See all my reviews

This is a really good script and Chester Morris really hold his own in this screwball comedy.

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14 December 1934 (USA) See more »

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Repeal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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