Brides Are Like That Film Details
Overview: Fred, the wealthy owner of apple groves, has sent his nephew to college, but the only job that his nephew has after graduating is the job of not working. Bill is a dreamer, a talker and a golf player and he has a lot of ideas, but st
Review: Here’s a nifty little vintage “rom-com” from Warner Brothers’ B-unit. Starring the affable wiseacre Ross Alexander and lovely Anita Louise, Brides Are Like That provides a few chuckles and a more than pleasant experience. Like so many 1930’s romances, it’s based on a play, and this one is from about a dozen years earlier entitled, “Applesauce,” which refers to an extended metaphor used throughout. The fairly standard plot involves a love triangle between the two leads and stodgy Dick Purcell, who plays an M.D. with designs on Louise. Alexander portrays a charming loafer who’d rather golf than work, and the girl must choose between the two, with the Lockharts as her parents pushing her into marriage with Purcell. In typical Warner Brothers style, the exceedingly clever dialog moves at a crisp, almost rapid-fire, pace which enlivens what could easily have become a set-bound and ponderous experience for the audience. The characters are all certainly quirky — almost foreshadowing the later You Can’t Take It With You. I find Ross Alexander to be a very like-able screen presence always, and here he really demonstrates a lot of potential as a comic leading man, in the way of contemporaries like George Burns or Bob Hope. He’s looks great, without being too conventionally handsome, and really seems like a guy that both men and women would respond to. And Anita Louise obviously is stunningly beautiful, without any bad angle at which to be photographed. All told, Brides Are Like That does its source material proud, and provides slightly over an hour’s worth of frivolity and amusement.
Country: United States
Duration: 67 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Also known as: Every Girl for Herself,Applesauce,Brides Are Like That,Red Apples