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June Bride (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 October 1948 (USA)
A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Director:

Bretaigne Windust

Writers:

Ranald MacDougall (screenplay), Eileen Tighe (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Linda Gilman
Robert Montgomery ... Carey Jackson
Fay Bainter ... Paula Winthrop
Betty Lynn ... Barbara 'Boo' Brinker
Tom Tully ... Mr. Whitman Brinker
Barbara Bates ... Jeanne Brinker
Jerome Cowan ... Carleton Towne
Mary Wickes ... Rosemary McNally
James Burke ... Luke Potter
Raymond Roe ... Bud Mitchell
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Nellie Brinker
Ray Montgomery ... Jim Mitchell
George O'Hanlon ... Scott Davis
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Storyline

Foreign correspondent Carey Jackson is offered a job on Home Life, a "women's" magazine; he accepts when he finds the editor is his old flame Linda Gilman. Verbal pyrotechnics fly between Carey and Linda as they go to Indiana to cover the Brinker family's "typical American wedding." But triangles lurk beneath the surface of the impending nuptials. Can Carey rescue a story (and his job) out of the wreckage? Can all the sundered hearts be re-united? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feature for June See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Portions of the Brinker living room set were used a year later in the Joan Crawford film Flamingo Road. See more »

Goofs

When Robert Montgomery's drunken character goes from the kitchen to the front room, his sport coat goes from unbuttoned to buttoned. See more »

Quotes

Linda Gilman: You're being charming, reasonable and very boyish. Unless you've changed, that means you're about to drink someone's blood. Probably mine.
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Connections

Featured in All About Bette (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding
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Breezy Comedy
30 August 2016 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

That's the way film critics would characterize "June Bride", but that doesn't give due diligence to a movie that's first class in several respects. The outstanding cast is what puts this picture over, and the pairing of Bette Davis and Robert Montgomery was inspired. Always thought Montgomery was one of our best actors, capable of drama, war movies or comedy and does not disappoint here. I liked him ever since "Private Lives" (1931) opposite Norma Shearer. Sophisticated and urbane, like William Powell.

Bette Davis is a curious choice for the female lead as comedy was not her strong point, but she is good here and works well off Montgomery. Contrary to some reviewers above I thought the chemistry between the two was good. It also has an excellent supporting cast headed by Fay Bainter and Tom Tully. I thought the script was delicious and kept waiting for the next sharp riposte between the two principals, but the ending is unworkable in 2016 due to its chauvinistic tone. It worked in 1948, but how long ago those days seem now.


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