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The Bride Came C.O.D.1941

The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)





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Betty Davis plays the daughter of an oil tycoon who is about to marry a man her father does not approve of. Her father hires an airplane pilot (James Cagney) to find her and bring her back safely--and unhitched.

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James Cagney
as Steve Collins
Bette Davis
as Joan Winfield
Eugene Pallette
as Lucius K. Winfield
Stuart Erwin
as Tommy Keenan
Jack Carson
as Allen Brice
Harry Davenport
as Pop Tolliver
William Frawley
as Sheriff McGee
Harry Holman
as Judge Sobler
Chick Chandler
as 1st Reporter
Frank Mayo
as Reporter
Jack Mower
as Reporter
William Newell
as McGee's Pilot
William Hopper
as Keenan's Pilot
Eddy Chandler
as Policeman
Lee Phelps
as Policeman
Reid Kilpatrick
as Announcer
Cliff Saum
as Airport Mechanic
Richard Travis
as Airline dispatcher
Mary Brodel
as Second operator
Alphonse Martell
as Headwaiter
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Reporters' Pilot
Peggy Diggins
as First operator
Sam Hayes
as Announcer
Charles Sullivan
as Ambulance driver
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Critic Reviews for The Bride Came C.O.D.

All Critics (4)

Full of grace, delicious comic situations, novelty and interest. [Full review in Spanish]

September 18, 2019 | Full Review…

At best it amounts to average fare.

March 16, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Great stars having a blast overcome a plodding plot.

August 25, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

a forced comedy that fails to show its two stars to their best advantage

August 18, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Bride Came C.O.D.

I'm convinced that some of the brilliance of this little gem must come via inspiration for the writers gleaned from It Happened One Night. I do not know Bette Davis's oeuvre well enough to be sure, but I'll bet one dollar she never regretted doing this screwball comedy. She performs her romantic co-lead beautifully, and she surely looks like she's having a great deal of fun doing it.

James Cagney too, I think, is very often only remembered for his dramatic roles, more specifically, his heavy dramatic roles. But when you see him romping through this fluffy little fairy-tale romance, you can't help but notice both that he is a very good comedic actor and that he seems to be enjoying himself as well.

For Davis fans and for Cagney fans this is a must-see, and for huge Jack Carson fans like me, this should not be missed.

As all of his fans know only too well (and usually hate) poor Jack Carson gets the raw end of the deal again : ) He really does make any film he's in better. Truly a remarkable actor.

Lanning : )
Lanning : )

Super Reviewer


Cagney and Davis are fantastic together, and the story is really outrageous, it's so very funny. This is a great movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Some will see it as slumming but Bette and Jimmy seem to having a good time cutting loose in this comedy

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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