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A Bride for Henry (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 September 1937 (USA)
On the day of her wedding a young woman's fiancé doesn't show up, sleeping off the results of the previous night's wild bachelor party. Miffed, the woman decides to go ahead with the ... See full summary »

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Josephine Bentham (story "A Bride for Henry"), Marion Orth (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Nagel ... Sheila Curtis
Warren Hull ... Henry Tuttle
Henry Mollison ... Eric Reynolds
Claudia Dell ... Helen Van Orden
Betty Ross Clarke ... Mrs. Curtis
Lyle Moraine Lyle Moraine
Harry Harvey ... Reporter
Harrison Greene Harrison Greene ... Constable
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Storyline

On the day of her wedding a young woman's fiancé doesn't show up, sleeping off the results of the previous night's wild bachelor party. Miffed, the woman decides to go ahead with the wedding anyway to teach her fiancé a lesson, so she calls her lawyer, Henry, and has him stand in for her missing groom. She intends to divorce her new "husband" at the first opportunity, but Henry--who has been in love with her for a long time--is determined to win his "wife's" hand. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Noiva Difícil See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS 22 November 1940. Post-WWII television audiences got their first look at it Monday 21 March 1950 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two slightly different edits of the film, one clocking in at 56 minutes, the other at 58 minutes. The 56-minute version does not feature the Monogram train logo and has upbeat jazz music playing over the opening credits. The 58-minute version does have the Monogram train and uses Mendelssohn's Wedding March as the opening music. See more »

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References Paradise Isle (1937) See more »

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A stood-up bride uses her lawyer as a stand-in groom.
15 April 2005 | by brianleeraySee all my reviews

When Eric, in his usual irresponsible manner, fails to show at his own wedding because he's sleeping off his bachelor party, his bride Sheila decides to go through with the wedding anyway. All she needs is another groom, and on short notice. She calls her lawyer, Henry, into the dressing chamber and hastily proposes to him.

As they leave for their honeymoon, however, Henry finds out that Sheila is simply trying to teach her fiancé a lesson, and intends to get a divorce as soon as the honeymoon is over. Henry, who has a long standing crush on Sheila, is visibly disappointed, and cleverly schemes to keep her.

The plot is amusing, and the characters, while somewhat cookie-cutter, are lovable. If you're a fan of vintage romantic comedies, I think you'll find it worth watching.


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