dismayed to learn of his new assignment -- covering a small-town wedding for
Home Life magazine. Even more dismaying is the fact that he'll be working
for Linda Gilman (Davis), an old flame he jilted to go off to Berlin.
Tiresome b-storyline about the small-town wedding, which is too dull to
Bette Davis just isn't suited to comedy. She was pretty good in The Man Who
Came To Dinner, but then that had the benefit of several penguins waddling
around. Montgomery makes with the big eyes too much, as if trying to
out-Bette-Davis-eyes Ms. Davis herself. The score is really annoying,
particularly in one scene where Davis and Montgomery keep turning the lamps
on and off -- the score nearly cries out, "Hey, it's a COMEDY!"
In the hands of actors more comfortable with the material, it might have been
a nice little comedy. Myrna Loy and Cary Grant, maybe. As it stands,
though, it's not much to write home about.
Final rating: ** out of *****" (movies.stennieville.com/
General InformationJune Bride is a motion picture produced in the year 1948 as a USA production. The Film was directed by Bretaigne Windhurst, with Fay Bainter, Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Raymond Roe, in the leading parts. We have currently no synopsis of this picture on file;
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