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Always a Bride

Always a Bride
Movie: Always a Bride(1941)[0032198] 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 byJim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>
Title Always a Bride
Release Date 29 September 1941 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Comedy, Romance
Production Companies Warner Bros.
Rosemary Lane
Rosemary Lane...
Alice Bond...
George Reeves
George Reeves...
Michael 'Mike' Stevens...
John Eldredge
John Eldredge...
Marshall Winkler...
Virginia Brissac
Virginia Brissac...
Lucy Bond...
Oscar O'Shea
Oscar O'Shea...
Uncle Dan Jarvis...
Ferris Taylor
Ferris Taylor...
Mayor Paul Loomis...
Joe King
Joe King...
Mr. Franklyn (as...
Phyllis Ruth
Phyllis Ruth...
Mary Ann Coleridge...
Lucia Carroll
Lucia Carroll...
Mayor's Receptionist...
Jack Mower
Jack Mower...
Martin, First Man Yelling...
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson...
Charlie, Dance Party Gues...
Vera Lewis
Vera Lewis...
Second Old Maid ...

Reviews

jimjo1216 on 16 May 2014
ALWAYS A BRIDE (1940) stars Rosemary Lane, a couple years removed from her late-1930s musical successes with her sisters, and a little-known George Reeves, early in his Hollywood career and a decade before he'd become famous as television's Superman. They're surrounded by a cast of D-list actors in this third-rate production.The story is weak and the ending, coming only an hour into the film, caught me off-guard. I was expecting the story to continue a little further and was surprised to see it "conclude" where it did. The film feels more like an episode of a television (or radio) series. It's a short story, not a novel. Not quite enough material for a feature-length movie.Reeves is charming, though, as a sweet-talking idler who first must win back his sweetheart and then finds himself in the middle of a mayoral race.Rosemary Lane didn't have the kind of Hollywood success that her sister Priscilla enjoyed, but she's always been a personal favorite of mine. Her movie career didn't go very far without her sisters and I would've liked to see her in more (and better) films.ALWAYS A BRIDE is pretty inconsequential. A cheap quickie with the minimum allowable entertainment value, buoyed only by George Reeves's charm. The movie is really only of interest to fans of Reeves or Lane.

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