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on 21 June 2009
How nice to have THERE GOES THE BRIDE on DVD. It's my first chance to see it and it is charming and quite well-paced and Jessie shows more of her comedic gifts than in several other films. (Others that I have seen but would love to own - HEAD OVER HEALS, IT'S LOVE AGAIN and the fine GANGWAY - should all be given the DVD treatment. Why not?) The technical aspects of this film are not perfect. The transfer is a bit muddy and dim at times - this IS simply a transfer though - not a restoration - and we are all lucky to be able to see the film at all. There are far worse transfers of Jessie Matthews material - especially the 2-CD JESSIE MATTHEWS: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION (an abysmal collection of music that, in my opinion, is so poorly transferred that it should be avoided AT ALL COSTS!)
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on 19 July 2009
This is the story of a young French girl (Matthews) who is being forced into a marriage by her father as part of a business deal. Before the wedding she jumps on a train for Paris and meets up with the lead Owen Nares who plays a playboy also engaged to be married. Although Nares was rather old for the part, the two leads are excellent together with many funny moments. Jessie was 25 when she made this picture but looks in her late teens. She is excellent throughout. Her comic timing is perfect and her singing and dancing as always first rate. Like a number of films before the war, the dialogue is 'suggestive' at times (without being crude)which is refreshing. The cast carry this enjoyable romp off well. I bought this because I only had a home made DVD of it and the soundtrack is much better than my original, although the picture quality is dark in some places. Still it is over 75 years old and remains one of my favourites. There are bonus pictures on the disc too. I hope Granada are planning to issue all of Miss Matthews' films on DVD. I would be happy to have them in 'official' releases like this. If you haven't discovered the lovely Jessie Matthews yet, here is your chance. Highly recommended.
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on 31 December 2016
Wonderful comedy film, as light as air like a perfect sponge cake should be. Jessie Matthews is as light as air too and quite irresistible as the rich girl running away from an arranged marriage who finds herself uncharacteristically penniless in Paris after having her purse stolen on the train. But don't worry, she's a most resourceful girl. Set in France, presumably to increase the sense of Ooh La La! for British audiences. We should perhaps remember that in 1932 very few of the audience would have been abroad themselves, in contrast with today when you can simply get on a train at St. Pancras and get out the Gare du Nord. The film has a mischievously 'pre-code' tone and it may be that the producers thought they would get away with this more easily if they set the movie in 'naughty' Paris.

Jessie Matthews achieves something quite remarkable in this film, she plays a character who is a wilful, some might say, spoilt brat but she does it with such charm and humour that we, the audience are as beguiled by her as the men she meets.

Total escapism – that's not a criticism by the way.
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VINE VOICEon 11 March 2016
FABULOUS light musical comedy starring the late and great Jessie Matthews (British Hollywood style star) along side the GORGEOUS heartthrob, Owen Nares as her inadvertent ‘captor’!

Lots of light laughs in this, as Matthews’ character inadvertently gets involved with an engaged man, on the run from her own pending marriage to a plain older man (Basil Radford – a bit part) organised by her business wheeler-dealer father.

This is a wonderful movie and a fine example of the talents of Matthews and her adeptness at light comedy routine.

It’s an absolute heartbreak and disgrace that Jessie should have ended her days in an unmarked grave... We British should be ashamed...

Also stars a young Roland Culver.
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on 15 November 2009
Totally far fetched plot but who cares. Suspend belief and enjoy this amusing and warm film. Seeing the beautiful Jessie Matthews is reason enough to buy it. Her facial expressions are a delight. A film with no swearing, no violence and a good supporting cast.
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on 11 September 2014
A little bit 'long winded' for a story and not much 'action' but a gem if you like Jessie Matthews. She's the proverbial pest who attaches herself to the hero and consequently drives him crazy, breaks up his engagement and gets him for herself at the end.
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on 29 January 2017
The flick is a pip and your service was great $
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