The Groom Wore Spurs (1951)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 14, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Since someone had already used the title The Bride Wore Boots, it follows that there'd eventually be a film called The Groom Wore Spurs. Jack Carson stars as movie cowboy hero Ben Castle, who in "real life" is exactly the opposite of his screen image. When Castle gets into a scrape in Las Vegas, he is bailed out by lady lawyer Abigail Furnival (Ginger Rogers). Despite Castle's many faults, Abigail can't help falling in love with the big lug. Once they've entered into a marriage of convenience (a plot device better seen than described), Abigail sets about to force Castle to truly become the virtuous, hard-riding, sweet-singing character he plays on screen. The film is bogged down with an unnecessary murder-mystery subplot, which is happily disposed of during a climactic slapstick chase. The Groom Wore Spurs was produced independently by Fidelity Pictures and released by Universal.

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actor, bail, break-up [romantic], cowboy, criminal, defense [military], divorce, gambling, groom [bridegroom], lawyer, love, problems, relationship, second-chance, trip, wife