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The Bride Goes Wild (3-Mar-1948)

Director: Norman Taurog

Writer: Albert Beich

Keywords: Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
June Allyson
7-Oct-1917 8-Jul-2006 Two Girls and a Sailor
Clara Blandick
4-Jun-1880 15-Apr-1962 Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz
Lloyd Corrigan
16-Oct-1900 5-Nov-1969 Arthur Manleder in Boston Blackie films
Hume Cronyn
18-Jul-1911 15-Jun-2003 Cocoon
Arlene Dahl
11-Aug-1928   Three Little Words
Richard Derr
15-Jun-1918 8-May-1992 When Worlds Collide
Jackie "Butch" Jenkins
29-Aug-1937 14-Aug-2001 MGM child star
Van Johnson
25-Aug-1916 12-Dec-2008 The Caine Mutiny
Una Merkel
10-Dec-1903 2-Jan-1986 Summer and Smoke
Elisabeth Risdon
26-Apr-1887 20-Dec-1958 The Roaring Twenties


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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