Review: ‘They All Kissed the Bride’

Picture is adult entertainment - liberally spotted with episodes and lines of explosive and intimate nature - that veers from the general run of pictures of its type sufficiently to get audience attention. Originally, Carole Lombard was set for the starring spot, but her untimely death projected Joan Crawford in as replacement.

Picture is adult entertainment – liberally spotted with episodes and lines of explosive and intimate nature – that veers from the general run of pictures of its type sufficiently to get audience attention. Originally, Carole Lombard was set for the starring spot, but her untimely death projected Joan Crawford in as replacement.

Crawford is in command of the vast business interests left by her father, and shaken by the writings of Melvyn Douglas, a happy-go-lucky scribbler of sorts who takes a crack at the family personal and business skeletons.

In addition to a spotlight performance by Crawford, Douglas clicks solidly as the writer and principal romanticist. Script is studded with amusing dialog of most intimate and double entendre content.

Alexander Hall’s direction is snappy and speedy all along the line, and he contrives laugh toppers to every episode.

They All Kissed the Bride

Production

Columbia. Director Alexander Hall; Producer Edward Kaufman; Screenplay P.J. Wolfson; Camera Joseph Walker; Editor Viola Lawrence; Music Werner Heymann

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1942. Running time: 84 MIN.

With

Joan Crawford Melvyn Douglas Roland Young Billie Burke Helen Parrish Allen Jenkins
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