They All Kissed the Bride

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They All Kissed the Bride
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlexander Hall
Written by
Screenplay byP. J. Wolfson
Story by
Produced byEdward Kaufman
StarringJoan Crawford
Melvyn Douglas
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byViola Lawrence
Music byWerner R. Heymann
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 11, 1942 (1942-06-11)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1 million (US rentals)[1]

They All Kissed the Bride is a 1942 American screwball comedy film directed by Alexander Hall and starring Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas.

The plot follows a trucking firm executive who falls in love.

Crawford took over the title role after Carole Lombard died in a plane crash in early 1942. Crawford donated all of her pay for this film to the American Red Cross.[2]



They All Kissed the Bride was originally slated to star Carole Lombard in a follow-up film to the successful To Be or Not to Be. However, she died in a 1942 plane crash after departing Las Vegas on her way back from a bond-selling tour. Louis B. Mayer at MGM agreed to let Crawford place on loan to Columbia, where producer Edward Kaufman had to rework the script to fit Crawford's style of comedy. In fact, Mayer rarely lent out stars of Crawford's stature, not wanting other studios to profit from MGM's star-making machine. Crawford insisted that Melvyn Douglas (with whom she had appeared in 1938's The Shining Hour and 1941's A Woman's Face) star opposite her.[2]

Home video[]

As of 2020, They All Kissed the Bride and Letty Lynton are the only two major Joan Crawford sound motion pictures that have never officially been released onto DVD in the US, although They All Kissed the Bride was released onto VHS nearly 25 years prior as a Columbia Classics title.[3]


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