June Bride

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Davis shed her usual histrionics to prove that she could play comedy with the best of them in this entertaining and satirical tale. She is one of those female editors at a slick women's magazine that features all the usual cliched articles. Foreign correspondent Montgomery returns from Europe, and publisher Cowan assigns him to work with Davis. A long time...read more

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Davis shed her usual histrionics to prove that she could play comedy with the best of them in this entertaining and satirical tale. She is one of those female editors at a slick women's magazine that features all the usual cliched articles. Foreign correspondent Montgomery returns from

Europe, and publisher Cowan assigns him to work with Davis. A long time ago, Davis and Montgomery had been unofficially engaged and now he is employed as her aide, a position that nettles him. She thinks he's a chauvinist and reckons he won't last long at the job if she makes it tough on him so he

is assigned to accompany her to Indiana where the magazine is doing a feature on a typical middle-American wedding, truly a boring task. Montgomery does his best to keep his sharp tongue in check as Davis' assistants, Bainter and Wickes, proceed to re-do the Indiana household into what they think

will appeal to their readers. The lovely house is taken apart and put back together in a ghastly fashion, as is the mother of the bride, Bennett, who is transformed into a creature that bears no resemblance to the woman we first meet. Now trouble looms in Paradise. Lynn, the younger daughter of

the family, loves the prospective bridegroom, Roe. At the same time, Bennett's older daughter, bride-to-be Bates, is really ga-ga over Roe's brother, Ray Montgomery. Once Robert Montgomery becomes aware of the potential mismatch, he talks Bates into running off with Ray Montgomery and goads Lynn

into catching Roe. Davis is infuriated by his Yenta-like matching and orders him sacked because she now has no story for her June issue. However, she has second thoughts and realizes that this is an even better story. Davis returns to New York where Robert Montgomery is about to go abroad. She

knows he'll have nothing to do with her if she stays at her job and she loves him dearly so she gives her resignation to Cowan and tells Montgomery that she wants to accompany him to Europe. He doesn't think she's sincere but she proves her point by picking up his suitcases and acting like a

dutiful "little woman." Despite this dated chauvinism, JUNE BRIDE is a fast-moving comedy with some hilarious scenes, and all of the actors snap off their lines with aplomb. Look for Debbie Reynolds in a tiny role as one of Lynn's girl friends.

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