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There Goes the Bride (1980)

PG | | Comedy | July 1980 (UK)
A nervous ad executive (Tom Smothers) creates havoc on his daughter's wedding day and becomes obsessed with a dream girl (Twiggy) he keeps seeing everywhere but whom he can't catch.

Director:

Terry Marcel

Writers:

John T. Chapman (play) (as John Chapman), Ray Cooney (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Stark ... Bernardo Rossi, Headwaiter
Phil Silvers ... Psychiatrist
Arthur Ballard Arthur Ballard ... Waiter
Sylvia Syms ... Ursula Westerby
Toria Fuller ... Judy Westerby
Tom Smothers ... Timothy Westerby
Michael Witney Michael Witney ... Bill Shorter
Jim Backus ... Mr. Perkins
April Cloud April Cloud ... Perkin's Secretary
Broderick Crawford ... Gas Station Attendant
Martin Balsam ... Elmer Babcock
Margot Moser Margot Moser ... Mrs. Babcock
John Terry ... Nicholas Babcock
Geoffrey Sumner Geoffrey Sumner ... Gerald Drimond
Hermione Baddeley ... Daphne Drimond
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A nervous ad executive (Tom Smothers) creates havoc on his daughter's wedding day and becomes obsessed with a dream girl (Twiggy) he keeps seeing everywhere but whom he can't catch. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Timothy Westerby wasn't losing a daughter.. He was losing his mind... See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahí va la novia See more »

Filming Locations:

Vero Beach, Florida, USA

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Twiggy is worth the trouble
2 May 2004 | by efitnessSee all my reviews

This is the only DVD I've ever purchased from the 99 cent bin at a store and still felt I'd overpaid.

"There Goes the Bride" plays out like a protracted episode of "Bewitched" or "I Dream of Genie": one semi-supernatural episode is milked for every conceivable misunderstanding and limp comedy gag for as long as is humanly endurable.

Tom Smothers plays a harried ad executive (is there any other kind?) who, on the day of his daughter's wedding, meets the woman of his dreams in the person of fictional brassiere pitchwoman, Polly (Twiggy in full 1930's flapper drag, looking every bit as youthful as she did 9 years earlier in "The Boy Friend," the 30's musical in which she was ALSO named Polly).

What comedy there is comes from the inability of anyone but Smothers to see the amorous Twiggy, and all manner of formulaic 'hilarity' ensues.

"There Goes the Bride" is not the worst film I've ever seen, but it must certainly be the ugliest. The camera set ups look amateurish, the cutting is sluggish for what should be a quick, farcical comedy, and the whole thing looks like a demo film for the real film to be shot later with a bigger budget.

On the plus side is the always enchanting Twiggy who has the sort of light comic touch a film like this needs. Too bad she's underused and has about a page of dialog throughout the whole film. She and Smothers (who tries hard but needs a better director)perform several musical numbers that actually are rather charming given Smothers' lead-footed earnestness.

Can't say I'd recommend this film to anyone but Twiggy fans (there have to be more out there beyond myself).


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