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Always a Bride (1940)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 2 November 1940 (USA)
Alice Bond is under a lot of pressure from her parents to marry Marshall Winkler, an arrogant blowhard whose only positive quality is his money. Alice really cares for Michael Stevens, an ... See full summary »


Noel M. Smith


Barry Conners (play), Robert E. Kent (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Rosemary Lane ... Alice Bond
George Reeves ... Michael 'Mike' Stevens
John Eldredge ... Marshall Winkler
Virginia Brissac ... Lucy Bond
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Pete Bond
Oscar O'Shea ... Uncle Dan Jarvis
Ferris Taylor ... Mayor Paul Loomis
Joe King ... Mr. Franklyn (as Joseph King)
Phyllis Ruth ... Mary Ann Coleridge
Lucia Carroll ... Mayor's Receptionist
Jack Mower ... Martin, First Man Yelling Out at Meeting
Tom Wilson ... Charlie, Dance Party Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harrison Greene Harrison Greene ... Mr. Lucas (scenes deleted)
Vera Lewis ... Second Old Maid (scenes deleted)
Edwin Stanley Edwin Stanley ... (scenes deleted)


Alice Bond is under a lot of pressure from her parents to marry Marshall Winkler, an arrogant blowhard whose only positive quality is his money. Alice really cares for Michael Stevens, an incredibly charming but utterly unambitious ne'er-do-well. Even Alice realizes that there's no future for a man who is content to sponge off his wealthy uncle instead of working. Michael convinces Alice's parents to let him marry her if he can get the job he intends to pursue. The catch is that the job is that of mayor, and to get it, he must run against the formidable political machine of the incumbent Mayor Loomis. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

2 November 1940 (USA) 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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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Monday 22 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Bloomington IN Tuesday 11 December 1956 on WTTV (Channel 4), in Salt Lake City Tuesday 18 December 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Albuquerque Saturday 22 December 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in San Francisco Thursday 7 February 1957 on KPIX (Channel 5), and in Boston Sunday 10 February 1957 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »


Michael 'Mike' Stevens: Here's mud in your eye!
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Version of Brides Are Like That (1936) See more »


In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by John Siras and Jack Little
Played as dance music at the party
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Entertaining hour!
1 February 2014 | by arabrab-somarSee all my reviews

The main reason I decided to see this movie was because George Reeves was in this movie. I had of course seen him in re-runs of Superman as a young child. I briefly saw him in Gone With the Wind. I think this movie has a clever dialog. I liked the fact that the relationship of the older couple was not the usual that is seen in many movies of this time where the woman is submissive and polite to the husband. They are a typical couple arguing. I liked the way the election campaign turned out and the last line of the movie is the best political sarcasm I have heard in a long time. It was much more than I expected, of course looking at George Reeves is a treat in itself and I could not pass up one of my childhood heroes.

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