Watching a Bette Davis film I haven't seen before is a pleasure I have too rarely. Admittedly sometimes by design, since I'm trying to make them last.
Today I had the odd experience that is The Bride Came C.O.D (1941). I had heard of this film several times over the years but had only recently found a copy for myself.
The Movie stars both Bette Davis and James Cagney and I can safely say that this was a bit of a departure for them both.
The Bride Came C.O.D is a screwball romantic comedy with Davis playing the heiress of an oil baron about to be hastily married to a famous band conductor while Cagney plays the hard up pilot who kidnaps the heiress for her father.
It was a fun change to see Davis and Cagney make hams of themselves but I'm more than glad they didn't make a habit of it.
The Bride Came C.O.D was a decent enough romp but I couldn't help but long for Davis in one of her more challenging and demanding roles.
I think it's almost time to steel myself for the heartache that will come from watching Dark Victory again. Easily my favourite Bette Davis film, possibly my favourite film in general.