Thursday, April 1, 2010

review: The Bride Came C.O.D.

That was cute. I love screwball comedies. They take the edge off a day and are just fun entertainment.
This one is about an heiress (Bette Davis) who makes a rather rash decision fly to Las Vegas to elope with a man she has only known for 4 days. Much to the detriment of her father (Eugene Pallette). The pilot for the couple (James Cagney) convinces her father to hire him to bring the girl to Amirillo, unmarried, for the price of $10/lb - which will about cover the overdue amount left on the plane he owns. So he kidnaps her - but because of her wild antics, they crash by a ghost town with only one occupant (Harry Davenport).
It is quite delightful. Screwball comedies are not Cagney or Davis' strong points, but they are both delightful in this. Best part of the movie is a rather difficult car ride, and watching Cagney react to it.
It's nothing amazing, but a whole lot of fun :D
3 and 1/2 out of 5 stars

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