Another galloping lithograph of the boy-and-girl-always-fighting woodblock [from a story by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding]. It Happened One Night (1934) is the spiritual pappy of this type of entertainment.

Another galloping lithograph of the boy-and-girl-always-fighting woodblock [from a story by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding]. It Happened One Night (1934) is the spiritual pappy of this type of entertainment.

Preaching the philosophy that a good fight (between the sexes) never hurt anybody and that a strong masculine ego is the proper consort for a snippy female ditto, The Bride Comes Home runs Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray over a not-too-serious steeplechase of minor frictions and clashes. To supply the missing apex of the triangle is Robert Young, a frankly unaggressive but beaming son of $3 million. He is almost too charming for the best interests of the story.

It’s a made-to-measure framework for Colbert, presenting her in the always-attractive position of a young lady beset by two lovers, both fascinating and both collapsible at her slightest whim. Several bit parts are played for maximum values. Notably Edgar Kennedy and William Collier Sr.

The Bride Comes Home

Production

Paramount. Director Wesley Ruggles; Producer Wesley Ruggles; Screenplay Claude Binyon; Camera Leo Tover; Art Director Hans Dreier, Roberet Usher

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1935. Running time: 83 MIN.

With

Claudette Colbert Fred MacMurray Robert Young William Collier Sr Donald Meek James Colin
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