There Goes the Bride (1932 film)

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There Goes the Bride
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Directed by Albert de Courville
Written byadaptation, scenario & dialogue:
W. P. Lipscomb
Story by Henry Koster
Wolfgang Wilhelm
Produced by Michael Balcon
Starring Jessie Matthews
Owen Nares
Carol Goodner
Basil Radford
Roland Culver
Cinematography Alex Bryce
Edited by Ian Dalrymple
Music bysongs:
Noel Gay
Fred Raymond
lyrics:
Clifford Grey
musical score:
Louis Levy
Production
companies
Distributed by Ideal (UK)
Release dates
  • 26 October 1932 (1932-10-26)(London, UK)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

There Goes the Bride is a 1932 British comedy film directed by Albert de Courville and starring Jessie Matthews, Owen Nares, Carol Goodner, Basil Radford and Roland Culver. [1] The screenplay concerns a woman who breaks off her an engagement and escapes to Paris. [2] It is a remake of the German film Mary's Start in die Ehe , also known as Ich bleib' bei dir (1931). [3] David Niven makes his film debut in a tiny uncredited role. [4]

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It was shot at Beaconsfield Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Norman Arnold.

There Goes the Bride was released on Region 2 DVD in 2009. [5]

Plot

Running away from an arranged marriage, businessman's daughter Annette (Jessie Matthews) boards a train to Paris, only to have her bag stolen, and then herself suspected of theft by Max (Owen Nares), a wealthy young man sharing her carriage. Annette insists she was robbed, but cannot go into further detail because her picture is all over the newspapers, and she needs to escape. Max refuses to let her out of his sight until she can better explain, which she says she promises to do after 24 hours have passed. Farcical situations ensue, involving Max's fiance Cora (Carol Goodner), and all the while Max and Annette are falling in love.

Cast

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Title screen for There Goes the Bride

Soundtrack

Critical reception

TV Guide gave the film one out of four stars, lamenting, "a series of barely funny screwball situations"; [7] whereas Eye for Film wrote, "Matthews steals this bright little comedy. She has an effervescence and genuine likeability, which keep you watching," and concluded, "I would urge you to give this film a go - it is harmless fun." [8]

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References

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  4. Michael Balcon (19 August 2017). "There Goes the Bride" via Internet Archive.
  5. "There Goes the Bride DVD | Comedy | Films by Movie Mail UK". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  6. John Mundy The British Musical Film - 2007 -- Page 65 ... particularly 'I'll Stay With You', are executed effectively by Matthews and the underscoring by Louis Levy, ...
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