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The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom There was once a miller who had one beautiful daughter, and as she was grown up, he was anxious that she should be well married and provided for. He said to himself, 'I w…

Runaway Bride

Director:Gary MarshallWriters:Josann McGibbon and Sara ParriottTouchstone and Paramount; 110 minutes; PGRelease:7/99Cast:Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack Decidedly less misogynistic th…

Son of the Bride

Director: Juan Jose Campanella Writer: Juan Jose Campanella, Fernando Castets Sony Pictures Classic; R; 124 minutes Release: 4/02 …

Bride of Chucky

Director: Ronny Yu Writer: Don Mancini Universal; R; 97 minutes Release: 10/98 Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl…

The Devil's Dictionary: Robber

by Ambrose Bierce ROADROMANCEROBBER -n. A candid man of affairs. It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling companion lodged at a wayside inn. The surroundings were sugg…

Brewer's: Robber

The highwayman who told Alexander that he was the greater robber of the two was named Dionides. The tale is given in Evenings at Home under the title of Alexander and the Robber. Robber. E…

Brewer's: Alexander and the Robber

The robber's name was Diomedes. —Gesta Romanorum, cxlvi. You are thinking of Parmenio, and I of Alexander i.e., you are thinking what you ought to receive, and I what I ought to gi…

Chauncey Judd: The Robbers

Ebenezer Dayton The Robbery The Robbers Upon the high bluff of land a little east of the present village of Seymour stood, in 1780, a tavern of some celebrity, kept by a man named Tural…

Brewer's: Bride of Lammermoor

Lucy Ashton. (Scott: Bride of Lammermoor.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Bride of the SeaBride of Abydos A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …