The Bride Goes Wild

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The Bride Goes Wild
"The Bride Goes Wild" (1948).jpg
Directed by Norman Taurog
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by Albert Beich
(original screen play)
Starring Van Johnson
June Allyson
Music by Rudolph G. Kopp
(musical score)
Cinematography Ray June, A.S.C.
Edited by George Boemler
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • March 3, 1948 (1948-03-03)
Running time
98 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,685,000[1]
Box office $3,766,000[1]

The Bride Goes Wild is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Taurog.

Van Johnson stars as an irresponsible children's book author and part-time playboy called Uncle Bumps, introduced to a non-nonsense children's book illustrator played by Allyson.



The film earned $2,707,000 in the US and Canada and $1,059,000 elsewhere.[1][2]

Radio adaptation[edit]

The Bride Goes Wild was presented on Stars in the Air February 28, 1952. Dick Powell and Allyson starred in the 30-minute adaptation.[3]

Turner Classic Movies showing[edit]

Turner Classic Movies presented The Bride Goes Wild on October 7, 2015 in commemoration of what would have been June Allyson's 98th birthday. Shown before The Bride Goes Wild was 1946's The Secret Heart, 1945's The Sailor Takes a Wife, 1946's Two Sisters from Boston and 1947's Good News. The remaining films were 1949's Little Women, 1950's The Reformer and the Redhead and 1951's Too Young to Kiss.


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ "Top Grossers of 1948", Variety 5 January 1949 p 46
  3. ^ Kirby, Walter (February 24, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 38. Retrieved May 28, 2015 – via  open access publication - free to read

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