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The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | | Comedy , Romance | 12 July 1941 (USA)
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A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Kenneth Earl (from the story by), M.M. Musselman (from the story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cagney ... Steve Collins
Bette Davis ... Joan Winfield
Stuart Erwin ... Tommy Keenan
Eugene Pallette ... Lucius K. Winfield
Jack Carson ... Allen Brice
George Tobias ... Peewee
Harry Davenport ... Pop Tolliver
William Frawley ... Sheriff McGee
Edward Brophy ... Hinkle
Harry Holman ... Judge Sobler
Chick Chandler ... First Reporter
Douglas Kennedy ... Second Reporter (as Keith Douglas)
Herbert Anderson ... 3rd Reporter
William Newell William Newell ... McGee's Pilot
William Hopper ... Keenan's Pilot (as DeWolf Hopper)
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Storyline

Oil heiress Joan is going to elope with bandleader Allen whom she's known four days. Out-of-money pilot Steve is going to fly them to Nevada but makes a deal with her father to deliver her home unmarried. He flies off with her, an apparent kidnaping, but is forced down in the desert. The bandleader arrives with a preacher, but their marriage (in California, not Nevada) is not valid. Pilot Steve will marry her because her father is a millionaire. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Braut kam per Nachnahme See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia de Havilland, Ginger Rogers, Rosalind Russell, and Ann Sheridan were all originally considered for the Bette Davis role. See more »

Goofs

The American Airlines plane Brice is shown boarding in Los Angeles is not the same one he gets off at Amarillo. The registration of the departing plane is NC16006. The one that arrives in Amarillo is NC21752. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Keenan: Do you mind if I drink that champagne? I've got to take a pill.
Joan Winfield: Do you feel poorly, Mr. Keenan?
Tommy Keenan: Not yet, but I expect to in 39 minutes.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear on a series of luggage tags. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Trade Winds
(uncredited)
Music by Cliff Friend
Played as background music during the first scene at the airport
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Servicable Comedy with Two Great Stars
8 March 2003 | by mshields18See all my reviews

Bette Davis and Jimmy Cagney had been teamed once before in "Jimmy the Gent", also a comedy. That picture and this one are two of the relatively rare Bette Davis comedies. Jimmy the Gent was pleasant and fast moving, and featured the two stars relatively early in their career's. Here, they are both at the top of their game, and they elevate the mediocre material into something fast paced, fun, and easy to watch. It's a real pleasure to see two of the screen's greatest stars together. Nothing great, but definitely worth seeing for fans of the stars or of screwball comedies of that era.


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