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Bride by Mistake (1944)

Approved | | Comedy | 27 July 1944 (USA)
Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia double for her at all outside functions. But Sylvia is now married and wants to go to Washington with her new husband while Norah's ... See full summary »

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Richard Wallace
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Marshal ... Captain Anthony Travis
Laraine Day ... Norah Hunter
Marsha Hunt ... Sylvia Lockwood
Allyn Joslyn ... Phil Vernon
Edgar Buchanan ... Jonathan Connors
Michael St. Angel ... Lt. Stephen Corey
Marc Cramer ... Ross
William Post Jr. ... Donald
Bruce Edwards ... Chaplain
Nancy Gates ... Jane Mason
Slim Summerville ... Samuel
John Miljan ... Major Harvey
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Norah is very rich, owns her own shipyard and has Sylvia double for her at all outside functions. But Sylvia is now married and wants to go to Washington with her new husband while Norah's latest fiance has dumped her. Determined not to make money an issue, she invites all the officers to her house for tea and has Sylvia again play Norah. She is looking for the right man who will want her and not her money and she thinks that she has found that man in Captain Travis. The only problem is that Travis is interested in the Norah double because of her millions. So Norah waits to see if he will propose to her for herself instead of proposing to Sylvia for the money. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brud av misstag See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, California, USA

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's initial television presentations took place in New York City Monday 9 April 1956 on WOR (Channel 9), in Los Angeles Tuesday 22 May 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9), and in Memphis Sunday 1 July 1956 on WHBQ (Channel 13); it first aired in Boston Wednesday 21 November 1956 on WNAC (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, when Captain Travis goes to Norah Hunter's tea party, in some shots he is wearing his wings (incorrectly) below his medal ribbon and in other shots it is above the ribbon (correctly). See more »

Quotes

Sylvia Lockwood: I don't make a habit of telling people, but I spent the night in this room.
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Remake of The Richest Girl in the World (1934) See more »

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the one about the rich girl pretending to be poor
12 July 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Laraine Day stars with Alan Marshal, Marsha Hunt, and Allyn Joslyn in "Bride by Mistake," from 1944. This is a rehash of "The Richest Girl in the World" and maybe a few other films.

Day plays the world-famous heiress Norah Hunter, but no one sees her. Her secretary Sylvia (Hunt) poses at her at ship christenings, etc.

Sylvia is engaged to Phil Vernon (Joslyn), and she gives her notice so that she can be with him, as he is changing jobs and leaving town. Norah is due to marry soon and decides to move up the wedding so that Sylvia and Phil can attend. It doesn't work out because that night, her boyfriend dumps her. She's too rich. Like I suppose that happens.

When Norah meets Captain Anthony Travis, she's interested, but she doesn't want him knowing who she is - he might fall for her because she has money. She tests him by throwing Sylvia at him. And it turns into a big mess.

Pleasant comedy, with Day totally radiant and beautiful. I don't know why MGM couldn't come up with more for her to do - instead she was constantly loaned out. Marsha Hunt is delightful as Sylvia, and the rest of the cast is very good.

Enjoyable.


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