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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.

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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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Approved | See all certifications »

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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 »

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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

Lux Radio Theatre presented an adaptation of this movie on CBS on December 29, 1941, starring Bob Hope and Hedy Lamarr. See more »

Goofs

While attempting to prevent Davis parachuting from the plane via a door on its left hand side, Cagney tilts the plane left, which would have thrown Davis AGAINST the door. Yet we continually cut to Davis being thrown right, AWAY from the door, which isn't the way gravity works. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tommy Keenan: Hello Charlie! Got anybody important in there?
Charlie - Ambulance Driver: No Mr. Keenan, just a drop.
Tommy Keenan: [irritatedly dissapointed] Why do ya bother with small fry?
[to policemen in the car with him]
Tommy Keenan: Just an hour till I go on the air and not one, single, juicy item. You boys have certainly let me down.
Policeman - Driver of Car #64: You're the one who was beepin' for reformin' Los Angeles; now that you got it, you're beepin' again.
Tommy Keenan: Hmph, I'll bet five minutes after I go off the air the whole town will break loose.
Policeman in Car #64: I always said, Tommy, you ...
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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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