The Bride Came C.O.D.

The Bride Came C.O.D.

James Cagney
Director: William Keighley Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, Bette Davis
Bette Davis
, Stuart Erwin
Stuart Erwin
William Keighley


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Neither James Cagney nor Bette Davis were particularly pleased with the outdated screwball comedy The Bride Came C.O.D., but both performers behaved with thorough professionalism, doing a lot more for the film than the film did for them. Davis stars as flighty heiress Joan Winfield, whose impending marriage to bandleader Allen Brice (Jack Carson) does not rest well with her oil-rich father Lucius K. Winfield (Eugene Pallette). When Joan announces that she intends to defy her father's wishes and elope with Brice, Winfield hires charter pilot Steve Collins (Cagney) to kidnap the girl and deliver her back home, C.O.D. Nearly bankrupt, Steve goes along with the scheme, but on the return flight his plane crashes in the desert. Realizing that he's only a few miles from civilization, Steve schemes to keep Joan from signalling any potential rescuers by chasing her into an old tunnel and convincing her that they're hopelessly lost. When Joan tumbles to the scheme, she forces Steve to let her marry Brice. The surprisingly cooperative Steve agrees, knowing full well that he still has a few aces up his sleeve. So guess who Joan ends up with at fadeout time? Genuine laughs are few and far between in this hectic farce, but at least Bette Davis has one hilarious moment, predicated on her outraged delivery of the word "Mustard!"

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2018
UPC: 0888574661434
Original Release: 1941
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 5,811

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Steve Collins
Bette Davis Joan Winfield
Stuart Erwin Tommy Keenan
Jack Carson Allen Brice
Eugene Pallette Lucius K. Winfield
George Tobias Peewee
Harry Davenport Pop Tolliver
William Frawley Sheriff McGee
Edward S. Brophy Hinkle
Harry Holman Judge Sobler
Chick Chandler 1st Reporter
Herbert Anderson Reporter
Creighton Hale Actor
Reid Kilpatrick Announcer
Frank Mayo Actor
Jack Mower Reporter
Cliff Saum Airport Mechanic
William Newell McGee's Pilot
William Hopper Keenan's Pilot
Peter Ashley Actor
Mary Brodel Second operator
Lucia Carroll Actor
Richard Clayton Newsboy
Garrett Craig Actor
Peggy Diggins First operator
Sam Hayes Announcer
J. Anthony Hughes Policeman
Olaf Hytten Valet
Douglas Kennedy Reporter
Alphonse Martell Headwaiter
Lee Phelps Policeman
John Ridgely Actor
Charles Sullivan Ambulance driver
Richard Travis Airline dispatcher
Claude Wisberg Newsboy
Eddy Chandler Policeman
Sol (Saul) Gorss Reporters' Pilot

Technical Credits
William Keighley Director
William Cagney Producer
Julius J. Epstein Screenwriter
Philip G. Epstein Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Byron Haskin Special Effects
Robert B. Lee Sound/Sound Designer
M.M. Musselman Original Story
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Richards Editor
Ted Smith Production Designer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup
Rex Wimpy Special Effects

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