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Bride by Mistake (1944)

Approved | | Comedy | 27 July 1944 (USA)
Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia double for her at all outside functions. But Sylvia is now married and wants to go to Washington with her new husband while Norah's ... See full summary »

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Richard Wallace
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Marshal ... Captain Anthony Travis
Laraine Day ... Norah Hunter
Marsha Hunt ... Sylvia Lockwood
Allyn Joslyn ... Phil Vernon
Edgar Buchanan ... Jonathan Connors
Michael St. Angel ... Lt. Stephen Corey
Marc Cramer ... Ross
William Post Jr. ... Donald
Bruce Edwards ... Chaplain
Nancy Gates ... Jane Mason
Slim Summerville ... Samuel
John Miljan ... Major Harvey
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Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia double for her at all outside functions. But Sylvia is now married and wants to go to Washington with her new husband while Norah's latest fiance has dumped her. Determined not to make money an issue, she invites all the officers to her house for tea and has Sylvia again play Norah. She is looking for the right man who will want her and not her money and she thinks that she has found that man in Captain Travis. The only problem is that Travis is interested in the Norah double because of her millions. So Norah waits to see if he will propose to her for herself instead of proposing to Sylvia for the money. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brud av misstag See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, California, USA

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ship seen being launched at the beginning of the film is the S.S. Ethiopia Victory - one of over 530 Victory-class cargo ships built from 1944-46. It was made by Kaiser Shipbuilding at their Richmond, California yards, she was launched on April 20, 1944 and commissioned on July 17, 1944. Laid up after WWII, she was brought back into service in 1964 and renamed the USNS Victoria III (T-AK-281) serving as a logistics ship for nuclear ballistic missile submarines. Struck from the naval register in 1986, she was scrapped in Taiwan the next year. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Travis pours a "claret" the wine is colorless. Claret is a red wine. See more »

Quotes

Norah Hunter: Darling, I understand your feelings, but we still have to go to breakfast with him.
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Connections

Remake of The Richest Girl in the World (1934) See more »

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Pleasant little film
14 January 2005 | by MajuroSee all my reviews

After Norman Krasna's Oscar-winning script for Princess O'Rourke turned into a box-office hit for Warners in 1943, RKO rehashed his similar rich-girl-masquerading-as-poor-girl story "Richest Girl in the World" for this film in 1944. The result is mixed, but Day is so lovely, supporting cast is lively, that it makes for a pleasant hour and a half. Day plays an heiress who's boyfriend dumps her because she's too rich (yeah, right.) Day switches places with her secretary, hoping to find true love that way, and complications ensue. Marsha Hunt and Allen Joslyn are particularly appealing as Day's Secretary and her new husband, forced to carry the charade to the point of breaking. A nice 40's wartime romantic comedy, not too taxing on the mind.


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