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The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

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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

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Braut kam per Nachnahme See more »

Company Credits

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

The abbreviation "C.O.D." of the title stands for "Cash on Delivery". See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, when Steve Collins (James Cagney) is walking from the door of the hangar to the office, the end of his necktie is first flapping free above his belt, but in the next shot, it is tucked into his belt. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff McGee: One of you's gonna get married and the other one's going to jail, so you really got a lot in common.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear on a series of luggage tags. See more »

Connections

Featured in The American Film Institute Salute to Bette Davis (1977) 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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A great screwball comedy....
11 September 2008 | by cordaro9418See all my reviews

Sure it had been done once or twice before, and it was done a dozen times following... but this one is a classic on merit alone.

Davis and Cagney were the top two Warner's actors at the time and had fought their own respective legal battles with the studio in the years prior, as well as being very good friends.

This film catches them at the tops of their game, just being allowed to be silly and have fun in a movie no one really expected much out of.

The formula works and though the pacing isn't the best, hang-in because it's worth it.

Saturday afternoon popcorn film.


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