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The Gay Bride (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 14 December 1934 (USA)
After the adversary of a bootlegger has him killed, he takes up with his widow, a gold-digging chorus girl, but a handsome bodyguard is also determined to win her over.

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Charles Francis Coe (story "Repeal"), Bella Spewack | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carole Lombard ... Mary Magiz
Chester Morris ... Jimmie 'Office Boy' Burnham
Zasu Pitts ... Mirabelle
Leo Carrillo ... Mickey 'The Greek' Mikapopoulis
Nat Pendleton ... William T. 'Shoots' Magiz
Sam Hardy ... Daniel J. Dingle
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... MacPherson - the Lawyer
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Storyline

Gangster Shoots Magiz is the producer of the show in which Mary is appearing. She marries him even though she can't stand a thing about him, knowing that in his business he may not be around for long. She's right. A series of loves and deaths ensues. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Preacher asked "WILL YOU TAKE THIS MAN?" She Answered "I WILL-AND HOW!" (Print Ad- Silver Creek News, ((Silver Creek NY)) 20 December 1934) See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Repeal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the police announce an APB for Mary's (Carole Lombard) car, the broadcaster mispronounces the name "Mercedes" as Mersa-DEES. At that time, Mercedes was not well known in the USA and was a luxury available exclusively to the super wealthy. See more »

Goofs

The story is supposedly taking place in New York City, but during the automobile chase near the end of the film the principals in their Mercedes drive up Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, passing the Mayflower Hotel and in and out of the Grand Central Garage. In another scene they pop into a hotel lobby with Hotel Stowell, located on South Spring Street, in Los Angeles, in the background. See more »

Quotes

Jimmie 'Office Boy' Burnham: You're a pretty good lookin' girl, as girls go. And you're a pretty smart girl, as girls go.
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Featured in The Big Parade of Comedy (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Mississippi Honeymoon
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Arthur Jarrett in the show
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Lombard at her most beautiful.
5 February 2003 | by manxman-1See all my reviews

Easy to see why Lombard was the highest paid actress in Hollywood at one time. Breathtakingly beautiful and with a wonderful sense of humor. That said, The Gay Bride is a fun movie but very much on the modest side. An amusing trifle about a heartless, gold-digging chorus girl bent on marrying one gangster after another, only to see them wiped out before she can get her hands on the cash. Chester Morris, a gangster's book-keeper, the one true love interest - whom of course she despises because he has no money. Amusing sparks struck between the two that provides the main thrust of the comedy. The great Zasu Pitts in a wisecracking supporting role. Not a great movie but a few good laughs - and a chance to see Lombard at her most luminous. Worth the time.


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