The Bride Goes Wild (3-Mar-1948)
Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: Albert Beich
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Review by Maribel Rios (posted on 29-Sep-2007)
Like MGM said, this is a movie of "Happy go lucky" love.
One of my favorite movies of all time, it tells the tale of a teacher from Vermont ( June Allyson ) who wins contest to illustrate a children's book written by the famous Uncle Bumps (a gloriously handsome Van Johnson).
Bumps meets Martha (the teacher) at his publisher's office and immediately starts to make passes at her. She doesn't know that this obnoxious guy is really Uncle Bumps, whom she considered to be an old and repectable man. He convinces her to go with him to have a cup of coffee, which, of course, is not "just coffee". She gets drunk.
When she accidentally finds that not only does her "coffe Tasmanian" has brandy in it, but that this guy is really Uncle B, she runs to the publisher's office where they try to convince her that he isn't that bad and to give him a chance.
The publisher comes up with the brilliant idea to tell Martha that Uncle Bumps, whose real name is Greg Rawlings,misbehaves because he's a widower who was left with a problem child that drives him to drink. She falls for it and slowly but surely falls in love not only with Greg, but with his supposed kid. Greg falls for Martha, too, and finds himself with the problem of how to tell her that the kid is not his, but borrowed from a local orphanage.
This movie is funny and extremely romantic. There are several scenes in which the chemistry between Mr. Johnson and Miss Allyson burn up the screen. It's amazing to watch how a drunken Greg is fascinated by a curl in Martha's hair, or how he slowly unpins her bun while she barely notices that he is doing it.
If you like romance, humor and sweet, happy endings, this is the movie for you.
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