The Bride Comes Home


1h 22m 1936

Photos & Videos

The Bride Comes Home - Lobby Card Set
The Bride Comes Home - Scene Stills
The Bride Comes Home - Jumbo Lobby Cards
The Bride Comes Home - Herald
The Bride Comes Home - Publicity Stills

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 3, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Bride Comes Home" by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Feb 1935).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9 reels

Synopsis

Bored with Chicago high society, Jeanette Desmereau is anxious to go to work when her father Alfred tells her that as a result of the Depression, they are broke. At the same time, Jeanette's lifelong friend, Jack Bristow, inherits three million dollars and starts a magazine called The Man with his bodyguard, Cyrus Anderson, as editor. Cy, a tough, hot-tempered man, has designed the magazine to cater to the self-made man and greatly dislikes those who inherit their wealth. Thus, when Jeanette comes to Jack for work and he makes her Cy's assistant editor, Cy refuses to take her seriously. They quarrel constantly until she finally tells him, against her father's wishes, that she is broke. Cy apologizes, but Jeanette remains angry at him, until one night they discover they are in love. Jack, meanwhile, has moved into Cy's apartment in order to experience life among the working class. He repeatedly proposes to Jeanette, whom he has loved "ever since he could write her name on a fence," but one afternoon she and Cy decide to marry after work. Jeanette goes to Cy's apartment and finds Jack packing. He warns her against Cy's annoying habits and proposes again, but she rejects him. After work, Cy arrives with a judge and finds that Jeanette has cleaned the whole apartment for her "wedding" and has thrown away his important papers. After Jeanette refuses to marry without cleaning up, they quarrel and finally decide not to marry because they always fight. Later, Jeanette, miserable, comes to pick up her bag and finds Jack, as always easy to get along with and still willing to marry her. She accepts and they leave to elope at Crown Point. Cy, meanwhile, visits the Desmereau home, where Alfred explains that his wife was a "fire eater" like Jeanette and confesses they fought constantly for years and loved it. Jeanette then calls while en route to Crown Point to tell her father she is marrying Jack, and Cy and Alfred race on a motorcycle to stop the elopement. Fortunately, the wedding ceremony is delayed because Jeanette quarrels with the justice of the peace. Cy arrives in time to have one last argument with Jeanette before they marry.

Photo Collections

The Bride Comes Home - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Paramount's The Bride Comes Home (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Young. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Bride Comes Home - Jumbo Lobby Cards
Here are a few Jumbo Lobby Cards from Paramount's The Bride Comes Home (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Young. Jumbo Lobby Cards were 14" x 17" borderless posters; they were much less common than standard lobby cards.
The Bride Comes Home - Herald
Here is the herald for Paramount Pictures' The Bride Comes Home (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Young. Heralds were advertising handouts that studios provided to theater owners for distribution around their town.
The Bride Comes Home - Publicity Stills
Here are several Publicity Stills from Paramount Pictures' The Bride Comes Home (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Young. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, taken for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
The Bride Comes Home - Scene Stills
The Bride Comes Home - Scene Stills
The Bride Comes Home - Movie Poster
The Bride Comes Home - Movie Poster

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 3, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Bride Comes Home" by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Feb 1935).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9 reels

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Trivia

Notes

The production crew spent ten days shooting atmospheric shots of Chicago.