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The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | | Biography, 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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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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Trivia

Bette Davis later claimed she hated making this movie. 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

Steve Collins: That dame. Undoubtedly the outstanding screwball of her generation.
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The opening credits appear on a series of luggage tags. See more »

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Featured in Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) See more »

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Played during the scene at the ghost town stable
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My very favorite movie.
19 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I watch a movie, I like to laugh, and that's why this is my favorite movie of all time.

It's the only pairing of James Cagney and Bette Davis, and the sparks do fly. You might call this a variation on the theme of "It Happened One Night." James Cagney plays a cargo pilot asked to aid in an elopement that would result in a disastrous marriage for an heiress. Her father offers him payment if he delivers her home unmarried. The ending is predictable, but the journey to it is not. Great fun.

Oh, I know there are so many other "important" and wonderful movies out there. I love a lot of them. But rarely has one tickled and surprised me the way this one did.

Let others favor the big famous movies. I'll take this little gem.

I'm surprised that more people haven't recognized its charm.


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