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The Bride Comes Home (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 February 1936 (Sweden)
A penniless socialite is hired by two young men as a front in their plan to start a magazine. Soon, however, they find themselves more interested in her than in their publishing venture.

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Claude Binyon (screenplay), Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Jeannette Desmereau
Fred MacMurray ... Cyrus Anderson
Robert Young ... Jack Bristow
William Collier Sr. ... Alfred Desmereau
Donald Meek ... The Judge
Richard Carle ... Frank - Butler
Edgar Kennedy ... Henry
Johnny Arthur ... Otto
Kate MacKenna Kate MacKenna ... Emma
Jimmy Conlin ... Len Noble (as James Conlin)
Edward Gargan ... Cab Driver (as Ed Gargan)
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Storyline

A penniless socialite is hired by two young men as a front in their plan to start a magazine. Soon, however, they find themselves more interested in her than in their publishing venture.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1936 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Frauen - Launen See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television broadcast took place in Los Angeles Friday 9 January 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2), followed by Omaha 5 February 1959 on KETV (Channel 7); it first aired in Asheville 27 September 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Johnstown 16 November 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), in Grand Rapids 13 December 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Miami 6 April 1960 on WTVJ (Channel 4), and in Chicago 31 October 1960 on WBBM (Channel 2). It was released on DVD as a single 25 April 2011, and again 17 May 2012 as part of Turner Classic Movies' Claudette Colbert & Fred MacMurray Romantic Comedy Collection. See more »

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Cyrus Anderson: [explaining his duties to Claudette Colbert as bodyguard to Robert Young] He starts fights, and I finish them.
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A Timeless message
16 April 2019 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

"You're wrecking your life with logic," says Claudette Colbert's father William Collier in the romantic comedy The Bride Comes Home. If you agree with that sentiment, you'll like this movie. If, like me, that statement gets under your skin and makes you never want to be friends with whoever said it, you won't like this movie.

The beautiful Claudette has an admirer in Robert Young, but because he's too nice, supportive, and faithful, she doesn't return his feelings. He gives her a job even though she's wholly unqualified, and when her new boss Fred MacMurray criticizes her and tries to make her working environment so awful she'll quit, she falls for him. The movie is not unique, as you can find the same message in The Ugly Truth, made 75 years later. If someone drives you crazy and you argue with him constantly and you have nothing in common, but you're physically attracted to him, pick him over everyone else. Fred and Claudette are obviously unsuited, and Bob is a dream. He promises never to argue with her, and when he keeps his word, she whines and says, "Why won't you argue? Why won't you do anything besides grin and sing?"


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