The Bride Goes Wild

The Bride Goes Wild

Director: Norman Taurog Cast: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Hume Cronyn

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Overview

In this funny tale of deception and romantic fireworks, a rather prissy New England school marm finally gets a chance to achieve her dream and become a commercial artist when she is hired to illustrate the beloved "Uncle Bump's" latest children's book. She adores Bump's earlier works and is anxious to meet this gentle fellow in New York. Imagine her shock to discover that Bump is actually a boozy, cynical, young man who despises all children. Appalled, she decides to expose him as a fraud. The author's publisher nearly goes bazinga when he thinks of all the money to be lost and so tells the teacher a whopper about how the writer became bitter after his wife died and left him with a troublesome son. This melts the teacher's heart and she decides to help out. But first she wants to speak to the boy. In desperation, the publisher pays a tough, wiseacre urchin to impersonate the nonexistent son. This tough little cookie helps to bring the two opponents closer and love blooms until she learns the truth. Broken-hearted and angry, the teacher returns to New England to marry an old beau. Fortunately, the cagey orphan, who has come to love them both, has a few aces up his sleeve and insures that the two are reunited. A happy family is born and romantic bliss ensues.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/02/2010
UPC: 0883316228807
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 26,266

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Van Johnson Greg Rawlings
June Allyson Martha Terryton
Hume Cronyn John McGrath
Una Merkel Miss Doberly
Arlene Dahl Tillie Smith-Oliver
Richard Derr Bruce Kope Johnson
Lloyd Corrigan 'Pops'
Elizabeth Risdon Mrs. Carruthers
Clara Blandick Aunt Pewtie
Kathleen Howard Aunt Susan
Cecil Cunningham Helen Oldfield
Byron Foulger Max
Robert Emmett Keane Mr. Sarms
Robert E. O'Connor Conductor
Almira Sessions Mrs. Williams
Clinton Sundberg Dentist
Napoleon Whiting Porter
Dewey Robinson Skipper, Headwaiter at Bottom of the Sea
Butch Jenkins Danny
Tom Dugan Waiter in Bar

Technical Credits
Norman Taurog Director
Albert Beich Screenwriter
George Boemler Editor
Jack Dawn Makeup
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Ray June Cinematographer
Rudolph G. Kopp Score Composer
Arthur Krams Set Decoration/Design
Harry McAfee Art Director
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
William H. Wright Producer

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