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They All Kissed the Bride (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 11 June 1942 (USA)
Divine Crawford who gives all - in this really funny comedy , she donated all her salary from this movie to the Red Cross after Carole Lombard's plane crashed .


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P.J. Wolfson (screenplay), Andrew Solt (adaptation) (as Andrew P. Solt) | 3 more credits »




Credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Margaret J. Drew
Melvyn Douglas ... Michael Holmes
Roland Young ... Marsh
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Drew
Allen Jenkins ... Johnny Johnson
Andrew Tombes ... Crane
Helen Parrish ... Vivian Drew
Emory Parnell ... Mahoney
Mary Treen ... Susie Johnson
Nydia Westman ... Secretary
Ivan F. Simpson ... Dr. Cassell
Roger Clark ... Stephen Pettingill
Edward Gargan ... Private Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Coleman ... Butler (scenes deleted)
Charles Halton ... Doctor (scenes deleted)


Margaret Drew runs her trucking company single-mindedly, if not ruthlessly. The only thorn in her side is writer Michael Holmes who is writing a book on some of her tough ways. With no time for men, the effect an attractive stranger has on her at her sister's wedding is unnerving. When it turns out this is the hated writer, she starts seriously to lose her bearings. Surely it can't become Maggie and Mike? Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A TENDER WARMLY HUMAN ROMANCE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Joan Crawford was on loan to Columbia Pictures from MGM. See more »


Margaret Drew: Why don't you do something about that glandular condition of yours?
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Bridal Chorus
From Lohengrin
Music by Richard Wagner
Played as they're coming down the stairs at the wedding
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Delightful Comedy with a Great Cast
19 January 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

They All Kissed the Bride (1942)

*** (out of 4)

Writer Michael Holmes (Melvyn Douglas) sets out to write a book on evil bosses and the poor workers who have to suffer under them. Michael sets his eyes on business woman Margaret Drew (Joan Crawford) who runs several companies surrounding truck drivers. As Michael begins to crack her business practices, the woman finds herself having feelings unlike ever before. THEY ALL KISSED THE BRIDE has sadly been forgotten over the years since it's been rather hard to see but the movie is certainly worth being re-discovered for a number of reasons. It's worth noting that this movie was originally meant for Carole Lombard but that star was killed shortly before the film went into production so Crawford asked to take over the role in respect. MGM let her go to rival Columbia for this picture and legend has it that the actress gave her salary to the Red Cross. Back to the film, it's certainly a very entertaining little gem that is pretty silly but at the same time the cast just makes it so much fun. Crawford was extremely good in the type of role that clearly wasn't written for her. I thought she did a good job with the "tough" boss role but also during the comedy bits when they'd come along. There's a running gag dealing with her getting weak at the knees and she makes this very funny. Douglas is also extremely good in his part and there's no question that the two stars do a fine job playing off one another. Allen Jenkins adds some good comedy as a truck driver and we also get nice turns by Billie Burke and Roland Young. The film actually has quite a few funny scenes but the most memorable is one where Jenkins is drunk and just grabs Crawford and throws her onto the dance floor. The high speed that they're dancing is quite impressive but more so is the fact that Crawford keeps a straight face throughout the whole thing.

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Release Date:

11 June 1942 (USA) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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