The Bride Goes Wild (1948)

97 or 100 mins | Romantic comedy | March 1948

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writer:

Albert Beich

Producer:

William H. Wright

Cinematographer:

Ray June

Editor:

George Boemler

Production Designers:

Cedric Gibbons, Harry McAfee

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title for this film was Virtuous. During production, cinematographer Ray June replaced Sidney Wagner, who died of a stroke on 7 Jul 1947. According to a pre-production HR news item, some location shooting was set to take place in Newbury Park, CA. Van Johnson and June Allyson recreated their roles for a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on 26 Jun 1950. ...

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The working title for this film was Virtuous. During production, cinematographer Ray June replaced Sidney Wagner, who died of a stroke on 7 Jul 1947. According to a pre-production HR news item, some location shooting was set to take place in Newbury Park, CA. Van Johnson and June Allyson recreated their roles for a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast on 26 Jun 1950.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
28 Feb 1948
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Daily Variety
25 Feb 1948
p. 3
Film Daily
3 Mar 1948
p. 8
Hollywood Reporter
6 Jun 1947
p. 10
Hollywood Reporter
11 Jun 1947
p. 12
Hollywood Reporter
17 Jun 1947
p. 4
Hollywood Reporter
20 Jun 1947
p. 14
Hollywood Reporter
9 Jul 1947
p. 2
Hollywood Reporter
11 Jul 1947
p. 20
Hollywood Reporter
15 Aug 1947
p. 12
Hollywood Reporter
7 Jun 1948
pp. 6-7
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
17 Jan 1948
p. 4021
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
28 Feb 1948
p. 4077
New York Times
4 Jun 1948
p. 27
Variety
25 Feb 1948
p. 8
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Florence Stevens
Jackie Searle
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
Cam op
Stills
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Assoc
COSTUMES
Women's cost
MUSIC
Mus score
SOUND
Rec dir
MAKEUP
Hair styles des by
Makeup created by
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Scr supv
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Virtuous
Release Date:
March 1948
Production Date:
17 Jun--mid Aug 1947
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Loew's Inc.
26 February 1948
LP1510
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
97 or 100
Length(in feet):
8,821
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
PCA No:
12681
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Martha Terryton, a prudish grade school teacher living in Vermont with her two maiden aunts, takes a job as an illustrator of children's books at the McGrath House publishing company in New York City. Soon after arriving in New York, Martha learns that McGrath House's "foremost children's book author," Greg Rawlings, known to his young readers as "Uncle Bumps," has threatened to leave for Canada before completing his latest book. Though caught up in the romantic pursuit of Tillie Smith, Greg an alcoholic playboy, quickly turns his attentions to Martha when he first meets her in the publishing house lobby. Martha, unaware that she is speaking with "Uncle Bumps," agrees to join him on a coffee break. At the café, Greg secretly "spikes" the coffee with alcohol, and the two get drunk. When a café patron reveals Greg's identity, Martha leaves in tears and threatens to expose "Uncle Bumps" as a fraud. Still drunk, Martha tells publisher John McGrath that she is too tipsy to meet her prim cousin Helen Oldfield for dinner. Helen, the secretary of the Juvenile Betterment Society, has the power to ban all of Greg's books, and consequently, McGrath tries to keep his relationship with Martha in good standing. Mcgrath tries to calm Martha by telling her that Greg is a widower who drinks to cope with his grief and his worries about his son. Helen believes McGrath's lie, but to keep the story alive, McGrath searches for a juvenile delinquent boy to pose as Greg's son. While visiting the Brindley Home for Boys, McGrath finds a young boy named Danny to play the part in his hoax. After ...

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Martha Terryton, a prudish grade school teacher living in Vermont with her two maiden aunts, takes a job as an illustrator of children's books at the McGrath House publishing company in New York City. Soon after arriving in New York, Martha learns that McGrath House's "foremost children's book author," Greg Rawlings, known to his young readers as "Uncle Bumps," has threatened to leave for Canada before completing his latest book. Though caught up in the romantic pursuit of Tillie Smith, Greg an alcoholic playboy, quickly turns his attentions to Martha when he first meets her in the publishing house lobby. Martha, unaware that she is speaking with "Uncle Bumps," agrees to join him on a coffee break. At the café, Greg secretly "spikes" the coffee with alcohol, and the two get drunk. When a café patron reveals Greg's identity, Martha leaves in tears and threatens to expose "Uncle Bumps" as a fraud. Still drunk, Martha tells publisher John McGrath that she is too tipsy to meet her prim cousin Helen Oldfield for dinner. Helen, the secretary of the Juvenile Betterment Society, has the power to ban all of Greg's books, and consequently, McGrath tries to keep his relationship with Martha in good standing. Mcgrath tries to calm Martha by telling her that Greg is a widower who drinks to cope with his grief and his worries about his son. Helen believes McGrath's lie, but to keep the story alive, McGrath searches for a juvenile delinquent boy to pose as Greg's son. While visiting the Brindley Home for Boys, McGrath finds a young boy named Danny to play the part in his hoax. After meeting the ill-mannered Danny, Martha recommends that he spend a day in the country, and insists on joining Greg and Danny on a trip to the Junior Woodsman camp. The unexpected trip to the country forces Greg to cancel his plans to meet Tillie, who has come to New York in the hopes of rekindling her romance with him. Greg's hoax soon goes awry when Danny decides that he wants to reform and be adopted by Greg. In time, Greg falls in love with Martha, and the two plan to get married. Martha, however, breaks off the engagement when she discovers the truth about Danny. Still wanting to adopt Danny, Martha realizes that the only way to do so is to marry Bruce Kope Johnson, her hapless hometown sweetheart. Martha's wedding to Bruce seems inevitable until Danny succeeds in delaying the ceremony long enough for Greg to arrive and elope with her. Martha willingly returns to Greg's arms, and the two look forward to adopting Danny.

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