Derek Winnert


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The Bride Comes Home *** (1935, Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young) – Classic Movie Review 5474

Claudette Colbert stars as Jeannette Desmereau, a willful penniless socialite who cannot make up her mind whether to marry a smooth millionaire called Jack Bristow (Robert Young) or his tough bodyguard Cyrus Anderson (Fred MacMurray), in producer-director Wesley Ruggles’s featherweight but still pleasing 1935 comedy.

If it is not particularly special, it is still entertaining and there is bouncy playing, jolly handling and sprightly writing based on a story by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding to propel it throughout.

The performances by the three stars are delightful, and so are those of many of the support performers. Also in the cast are William Collier Snr, Edgar Kennedy, Donald Meek, Richard Carle, Johnny Arthur, Bob McKenzie, Eddie Dunn, Jerry Mandy, A S Byron, Kate McKenna, James Conlon and Edward Gargan.

Colbert asked to re-team with MacMurray, her co-star on The Gilded Lily (1935). It was his seventh film in the year that made him a star.

© Derek Winnert 2017 Classic Movie Review 5474

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