Corpse Bride (2005) - full transcript

Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they'll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be high in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick?

[MAN COUGHS]

[CAT MEOWS]

- Good morning.
- Good morning.



Here ye, here ye, 10 minutes to go
till Van Dort's wedding rehearsal.

[GRUNTS]

[COUGHING]

Watch it!

[SINGING] ♪ It's a beautiful day

♪ It's a rather nice day

♪ A day for a glorious wedding

♪ A rehearsal, my dear
To be perfectly clear

♪ A rehearsal for a glorious wedding

WILLIAM: ♪ Assuming nothing happens
That we don't really know

♪ That nothing unexpected
Interferes with the show

♪ And that's why everything
Every last little thing



♪ Every single, tiny, microscopic
Little thing must go

♪ - According to plan
- Our son will be married

♪ - According to plan
WILLIAM: ♪ Our family carried

♪ Elevated to the heights of society

♪ - To the costume balls
- In the hallowed halls

♪ Rubbing elbows with the finest

♪ Having crumpets with Her Highness

♪ We'll be there, we'll be seen
Having tea with the queen

♪ We'll forget everything
That we've ever, ever been

[AXLES CREAKING]

NELL: Blimey! It's my dress is caught.
MAYHEW: Begging your pardon, ma'am.

-Come on, dear.
NELL: It's not me. It's my dress.

Where is Victor? We might be late.

Fish merchants.

[FINIS GROANS]

♪ - It's a terrible day
- Now, don't be that way

♪ It's a terrible day for a wedding

♪ It's a sad, sad state of affairs we're in

♪ That has led to this ominous wedding

♪ How could our family
have come to this?

♪ To marry off our daughter
To the nouveau riche

♪ - They're so common -So coarse

♪ - Oh, it couldn't be worse
- Couldn't be worse? I disagree

♪ They could be land-rich,
Bankrupt aristocracy

♪ Without a penny to their name

♪ Just like you and me

Oh, dear.

♪ And that's why everything
Every last little thing

♪ Every single, tiny, microscopic
Little thing must go

♪ - According to plan
- Our daughter will wed

♪ - According to plan
- Our family led

♪ From the depths of deepest poverty

♪ - To the noble realm
- Of our ancestry

♪ And who would have guessed
In a million years

♪ - That our daughter with a face
- Of an otter in disgrace

♪ Would provide our ticket
To a rightful place

[GASPS]

Oh, Hildegarde.

What if Victor and I
don't like each other?

[MAUDELINE SCOFFS]

As if that has anything
to do with marriage.

Do you suppose your father and I
like each other?

Surely you must a little?

- Of course not.
- Of course not.

Get those corsets laced properly.

I can hear you speak without gasping.

[GRUNTS]

[COUGHING]

You've certainly hooked a winner
this time, Victor.

- Now, all you have to do is reel her in.
- I'm already reeling, Mother.

Shouldn't Victoria Everglot
be marrying a lord or something?

Oh, nonsense! We're every bit
as good as the Everglots.

I always knew I deserved better
than a fish merchant's life.

But I've never even spoken to her.

Well, at least we have that
in our favor.

[MAYHEW COUGHS]

Mayhew! Silence that
blasted coughing.

[EMIL HUMMING]

Marriage is a partnership,
a little tit for tat.

You'd think a lifetime watching us...

♪ Might have taught her that

♪ - Might have taught her that
- Everything must be perfect

♪ - Everything must be perfect
- Everything must be perfect

♪ Perfect
That's why everything

♪ Every last little thing

♪ Every single, tiny, microscopic
Little thing must go

♪ According to plan

[DOORBELL TOLLS]

Look at the way you're standing.

You look like you got rickets
or something...

[CHUCKLES]

Oh!

Oh, my goodness. Oh, such grandeur!
Such impeccable taste!

- Oh, beautiful, innit?
- Hmph.

WILLIAM:
It's not as big as our place, dear.

- Bit shabby really, isn't it?
- Shut up.

EMIL: Lord and Lady Everglot...

...Mr. and Mrs. Van Dort.

Why, you must be Miss Victoria.

Yes, I must say, you don't look a day
over 20. No. Oh, yes.

[QUIETLY] Smile, darling, smile.

[GRUNTING]

Well, hello. What a pleasure.
Welcome to our home.

Oh, thank you.

We'll be taking tea
in the west drawing room.

Oh, do come this way,
it's just through there.

Oh, I love what you've done with
the place. Who is your decorator?

WILLIAM:
Nice tiles, shame about the drapes.

NELL: Oh, my husband says such
foolish things. Ignore him.

WILLIAM:
Oh, yes, it's usually best.

[PLAYS NOTE ON PIANO]

[HINGES CREAK]

[PLAYS PIANO]

[PIANO PLAYING IN DISTANCE]

[GASPS]

- Do forgive me.
- You play beautifully.

I... I... I do apologize, Miss Everglot.
How rude of me to... Well...

Excuse me.

Mother won't let me near the piano.

Music is improper for a young lady.

Too passionate, she says.

If I may ask, Miss Everglot...

...where is your chaperon?

Perhaps, in...
In view of the circumstances...

...you could call me Victoria.

Yes, of course. Well...

- Victoria...
- Yes, Victor.

Tomorrow, we are to be m...

M... M...

- Married.
- Yes. Ha. Married.

Since I was a child, I've...
I've dreamt of my wedding day.

I always hoped to find someone
I was deeply in love with.

Someone to spend
the rest of my life with.

- Silly, isn't it?
- Yes, silly. Ha.

No. No, not at all, no.

Oh! Oh, dear. I'm sorry.

What impropriety is this?

You shouldn't be alone together.

Here it is, one minute before 5,
and you're not at the rehearsal.

Pastor Galswells is waiting.
Come at once.

MAN: Master Van Dort,
from the beginning. Again.

"With this hand,
I will lift your sorrows.

Your cup will never empty,
for I will be your wine.

With this candle,
I will light your way in darkness.

With this ring, I ask you to be mine."

- Let's try it again.
- Yes. Yes, sir.

With this candle...

This candle...

This candle.

NELL: Shall I get up there
and do it for him?

WILLIAM:
Don't get all aflutter, dear.

[CLEARS THROAT]

With this candle...

[VAN DORTS AND EVERGLOTS GROAN]

GALSWELLS: Continue!

[DOORBELL TOLLS]

Get the door, Emil.

Let's just pick it up at the candle bit.

A Lord Barkis, sir.

I haven't a head for dates.

Apparently,
I'm a day early for the ceremony.

- Is he from your side of the family?
- I can't recall.

Emil, a seat for Lord Barkis.

Do carry on.

Let's try it again, shall we,
Master Van Dort?

- Yes. Yes, sir. Certainly.
- Right.

Right. Oh, right!

- With this... This...
- Hand.

With this hand...

...I... With...

Three steps, three!

Can you not count? Do you not wish
to be married, Master Van Dort?

- No! No.
- You do not?

No! I meant, no,
I do not not wish to be married.

That is, I want very much to... Ow!

Pay attention! Have you
even remembered to bring the ring?

The ring? Yes. Of course.

[MAUDELINE WAILS]

Dropping the ring.

MAUDELINE:
Oh, no, he's dropped the ring!

-This boy doesn't want to get married.
MAUDELINE: How disgraceful!

Excuse me. Got it!

[FLAMES ERUPTING]

Out of the way, you ninny.

WILLIAM: Oh, dear! Oh, my! Giddy on,
a woman on fire! Help! Emergency!

- Oh, I hope it doesn't stain.
- Stop fanning it, you fool.

[GROANS]

- Get a bucket, get a bucket.
- I'm on my way, dear. Yes. Oh, dear!

Enough! This wedding cannot take
place until he is properly prepared.

Young man, learn your vows.

[DOOR CLOSES]

Well, he's quite the catch, isn't he?

[SIGHS]

Oh, Victoria.

She must think I'm such a fool.
This day couldn't get any worse.

TOWN CRIER: [IN DISTANCE]
Hear ye, hear ye!

Rehearsal in ruins
as Van Dort boy causes chaos!

Fishy fiance could be canned!

Everglots all fired up
as Van Dort disaster ruins rehearsal!

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

It really shouldn't be all that difficult.

It's just a few simple vows.

With this hand, I will take your wine.

No.

With this hand...

...I will cup your...

Oh, goodness, no.

With this...

With this...

With this candle, I will...

I will...

I will set your mother on fire.

Oh, it's no use.

[SNIFFS]

With this hand,
I will lift your sorrows.

Your cup will never empty,
for I will be your wine.

Ah, Mrs. Everglot.

You look ravishing this evening.

What's that, Mr. Everglot?
Call you "Dad"? If you insist, sir.

With this candle,
I will light your way in darkness.

With this ring...

...I ask you to be mine.

[WIND HOWLS]

[CROWS CAWING]

[GASPS]

[GRUNTING]

[GASPS]

I do.

[GASPS]

[WHIMPERING]

[GRUNTS]

[GRUNTS]

[WHIMPERING]

[GRUNTING]

[CROWS CAWING]

[PANTING]

[SIGHS]

You may kiss the bride.

- A new arrival.
- He must've fainted.

- Are you all right?
- What...? What happened?

By Jove, man. Looks like
we've got ourselves a breather.

- Does he have a dead brother?
- He's still soft.

[WHIMPERS]

A toast, then.

To the newlyweds.

Newlyweds?

Oh, in the woods,
you said your vows so perfectly.

VICTOR: I did?

I did.

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

MAN: Bonjour!

Coming through, coming through.

My name is Paul, I am the head waiter.

[GASPS]

I will be creating your wedding feast.

Wedding feast! I'm salivating.

[CHUCKLING] Maggots.

- Oh!
- Hey!

Keep away!

I've got a... I've got a dwarf.

And I'm not afraid to use him.
I want some questions. Now!

- Answers. I think you mean "answers."
- Thank you, yes, answers.

I need answers.
What's going on here? Where am I?

Who are you?

Well, that's kind of a long story.

MALE VOICE: What a story it is.

A tragic tale of romance, passion...

...and murder most foul.

- This is gonna be good.
- Oh!

Hit it, boys.

[MUSIC PLAYS]

♪ Hey, give me a listen
You corpses of cheer

♪ At least those of you
Who still got an ear

♪ I'll tell you a story
Make a skeleton cry

♪ Of our own jubiliciously
Lovely Corpse Bride

SKELETONS:
♪ Die, die, we all pass away

♪ But don't wear a frown
Because it's really okay

♪ You might try and hide
And you might try and pray

♪ But we all end up
The remains of the day

BONEJANGLES: That's right.

♪ Well, our girl was a beauty
Known for miles around

♪ When a mysterious stranger
Came into town

♪ He was plenty good-looking
But down on his cash

♪ And our poor little baby
She fell hard and fast

♪ When her daddy said no
She just couldn't cope

♪ So our lovers came up
With a plan to elope

♪ Die, die, we all pass away

♪ But don't wear a frown
Because it's really okay

♪ You might try and hide
And you might try and pray

♪ But we all end up
The remains of the day

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

BONEJANGLES: Oh.

That's right.

Ah, okay. Oh, yeah.
Come on, boys, pick it up.

Yeah. Like it.

Okay, Chancy, take it.

Yeah. Whoo! Yeah!

[LAUGHING]

Yeah!

Yeah!

That's nice.

♪ So they conjured up a plan
To meet late at night

♪ They told not a soul
Kept the whole thing tight

♪ Now, her mother's wedding dress
Fit like a glove

♪ You don't need much
When you're really in love

♪ Except for a few things
Or so I'm told

♪ Like the family jewels
And a satchel of gold

♪ Then next to the graveyard
By the old oak tree

♪ On a dark, foggy night
At a quarter to 3

♪ She was ready to go
But where was he?

♪ And then?

♪ - She waited
- And then?

♪ - There in the shadows, was it her man?
- And then?

♪ - Her little heart beat so loud
- And then?

♪ And then, baby, everything went black

♪ Now, when she opened her eyes
She was dead as dust

♪ Her jewels were missing
And her heart was bust

♪ So she made a vow
Lying under that tree

♪ That she'd wait for her true love
To come set her free

♪ Always waiting for someone
To ask for her hand

♪ Then out of the blue
Comes this groovy young man

♪ Who vows forever
To be by her side

♪ And that's the story
Of our Corpse Bride

♪ Die, die, we all pass away

♪ But don't wear a frown,
Because it's really okay

♪ You might try and hide
And you might try and pray

♪ But we all end up
The remains of the day

Yeah.

[MAYHEW COUGHING]

[WHINNIES]

MAUDELINE:
Victoria, come away from the window.

NELL:
Oh, I'm sure he'll be back shortly.

He's terrified of the dark.
In fact, when he was a boy...

...he used to wet his combinations
regularly, didn't he, William?

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

Enter.

Ah, Lord Barkis.
I trust the room is to your liking.

Thank you,
you are a most gracious hostess.

Which is why it pains me
to be the bearer of such bad news.

Would you care
to repeat tonight's headline for us?

[SHOUTING] Hear ye, hear ye!

Victor Van Dort seen this night on the
bridge in the arms of a mystery woman!

The dark-haired temptress and Master
Van Dort slipped away into the night!

[IN REGULAR VOICE] And now,
the weather. Scattered showers...

Enough! That will be all.

Mystery woman?
He doesn't even know any women!

Or so you thought.

Do call for me
if you need my assistance...

...in any way.

Good heavens, Finis,
what should we do?

Fetch me musket.

William, do something.

The town crier
probably just had a slow news day.

You know how it is, you need
a little something to cry about.

Regardless, we are one groom short
for the wedding tomorrow.

Not to mention
the financial implications.

A most scandalous embarrassment
for us all.

Oh, give us a chance to find him,
we beg of you.

- Just give us until dawn.
- Very well. Till dawn.

Victor, darling, where are you?

MAGGOT: If you ask me,
your boyfriend is kind of jumpy.

He's not my boyfriend,
he's my husband.

Victor, where have you gone?

I'll keep an eye out for him.

CORPSE BRIDE: Victor?

There he goes, there he goes!
He's... He's getting away!

Quick, quick, after him!

Victor.

Thank you.

Victor!

Where are you?

Victor?

Where have you gone?

Married, huh? I'm a widow.

Oh, how rude. He went that way!

CORPSE BRIDE: Victor.

Victor, darling.

Please. There's been a mistake.
I'm not dead.

Oh!

Excuse me. Excuse me.

- Excuse me.
- Excuse me.

- Thank you.
- Thank you.

CORPSE BRIDE: Victor.

- Dead end.
- Victor!

Hello!

Could have used the stairs, silly.

Isn't the view beautiful?
It takes my breath away.

Well, it would if I had any.

Isn't it romantic?

Look, I am terribly sorry
about what's happened to you...

...and I'd like to help,
but I really need to get home.

- This is your home now.
- But I don't even know your name.

MAGGOT: Well, that's a great way
to start a marriage.

Shut up!

- It's Emily.
- Emily.

Oh, I almost forgot.
I have something for you.

[WHISPERS]
It's a wedding present.

[RATTLING]

[GASPS]

Thank you.

[BARKS]

Scraps?

Scraps!

My dog, Scraps!

[EMILY GIGGLES]

Oh, Scraps, what a good boy.

EMILY:
I knew you'd be happy to see him.

VICTOR: Who's my good boy?
Sit. Sit, Scraps, sit.

Good boy, Scraps.
Roll over. Roll over.

Good boy, Scraps. Play dead.

[WHINES]

Sorry.

Oh, what a cutie.

You should have seen him with fur.

Mother never approved
of Scraps jumping up like this.

But then again,
she never approved of anything.

Do you think
she would have approved of me?

You're lucky
you'll never have to meet her.

Well, actually...

...now that you mention it,
I think you should.

In fact, since we're, you know...

...married,
you should definitely meet her.

And my father too. We should go
and see them right now.

What a fantastic idea!
Where are they buried?

Oh.

- What? What is it?
- They're not from around here.

Where are they?

Oh, they're still alive.

- I'm afraid so.
- Well, that is a problem.

What's that, Scraps?

Oh, no, we couldn't possibly.

- Oh, well, if you put it like that.
- What?

Elder Gutknecht.

[THUNDER CRASHES]

[SCRAPS BARKING]

[WHISPERS] Shh, Scraps.

[IN NORMAL VOICE]
Elder Gutknecht...

...are you there?

Hello? Is anyone home?

Hello?

[CROWS CAWING]

[BARKING]

[GASPS]

[COUGHING]

EMILY: There you are!

Oh, my dear. There you are.

I've brought my husband, Victor.

What's that? Husband?

Pleasure to meet you, sir.

We need to go up. Upstairs?
To visit the land of the living.

Land of the living?

Oh, my dear.

Please, Elder Gutknecht.

Now, why go up there, when
people are dying to get down here?

Sir, I beg you to help.
It means so much to me...

- Us.
- I don't know, it's just not natural.

EMILY: Please, Elder Gutknecht.

Surely there must be something
you can do.

Hmm.

Let me see what I can do.

Where did I put that book?

[CAWING]

I left it here somewhere.

[YELPS]

Ah, there's the one.

Umm...

I have it.

A Ukrainian haunting spell.
Just the thing for these quick trips.

[WHISPERS]
So glad you thought of this.

Me too.

Ah.

[SQUAWKS]

[COUGHS]

Now, then...

[BURPS]

...where were we?

-The Ukrainian haunting spell?
GUTKNECHT: Aha.

[CAWING]

[WHIMPERS]

Ah, here we have it. Ready?

Just remember, when you
want to come back, say "Hopscotch."

- Hopscotch?
- That's it.

[CROWS CAWING]

[GASPS]

I spent so long in the darkness...

...I'd almost forgotten how beautiful
the moonlight is.

[GIGGLES]

[INHALES DEEPLY, SIGHS]

[GIGGLES]

[HUMMING]

[CRACK]

[GRUNTS]

Psst. Hey, I think you
dropped something.

[GASPS]

[GIGGLES]

[HUMMING]

Hold on, hold on.

I think I should prepare Mother
and Father for the big news.

I'll go ahead and you...

...wait here.

- Perfect.
- I won't be long.

Stay right here. I'll be right back.

Okay.

No peeking.

[GIGGLES]

[CAWING]

[FINIS GRUNTS]

FINIS:
If ever I see that Van Dort boy...

...I'll strangle him with my bare hands.

Your hands are too fat,
and his neck is too thin.

You'll have to use a rope.

[GROWLS]

[GASPS]

[OWL HOOTS]

[SIGHS]

MAGGOT: This is the voice of your
conscience. Listen to what I say.

I have a bad feeling about that boy.
You know he is no...

EMILY: Go chew
someone else's ear for a while.

Victor has gone to see his parents,
just like he said.

If I hadn't just been sitting in it, I
would say that you had lost your mind!

I'm sure he has a perfectly
good reason for taking so long.

I am sure he does.
Why don't you go ask him?

All right, I will.

After all, he couldn't get far
with those cold feet.

[VICTOR GRUNTING]

[VICTOR CRIES OUT]

[GASPS]

[GASPS]

[SIGHS]

- Victoria.
- Victor? I'm so happy to see you.

Come by the fire. Where have
you been? Are you all right?

I... I...

Oh, dear.

You're as cold as death.
What's happened to you?

Your coat.

Victoria, I confess.

This morning
I was terrified of marriage.

But then, on meeting you,
I felt I should be with you always...

...and that our wedding
could not come soon enough.

Oh!

Victor, I feel the same.

[GASPS]

Victoria, I se... I se...

I seem to find myself married.

And you should know it's unexpected.

[DOOR OPENS, WIND HOWLS]

My darling,
I just wanted to meet...

[GASPS]

Darling? Who's this?

- Who is she?
- I'm his wife.

- Victor?
- Victoria, wait. You don't understand.

She's dead. Look.

Hopscotch.

No! No! Victoria!

You lied to me!

Just to get back to that other woman.

Don't you understand?
You're the other woman.

No! You're married to me.
She's the other woman.

[SOBS]

[GUTKNECHT COUGHS]

She's got a point.

And I thought... I thought
this was all going so well.

Look, I'm sorry, but...

...this just can't work.

Why not?

It's my eye, isn't it?

No. Your eye is...

...lovely.

Listen, under different circumstances,
well, who knows?

But we're just too different.
I mean, you're dead.

You should've thought about that
before you asked me to marry you.

Why can't you understand? It was
a mistake. I would never marry you.

[SIGHS]

[SIGHS]

Roses for eternal love.

Lilies for sweetness.

[SIGHS]

Baby's breath.

[SNIFFS]

Why so blue?

Maybe he's right.
Maybe we are too different.

MAGGOT: ♪ Maybe he should
have his head examined.

I could do it.

Or perhaps he does belong with her.
Little Miss Living.

With her rosy cheeks
and beating heart.

Oh, those girls are 10 a penny.
You've got so much more.

You've got... You've got...

You've got a wonderful personality.

♪ What does that wispy little brat have
That you don't have double?

♪ She can't hold a candle
To the beauty of your smile

How about a pulse?

♪ Overrated by a mile

♪ - Overvalued
- Overblown

♪ If he only knew
The you that we know

♪ And that silly little creature
Isn't wearing his ring

♪ And she doesn't play piano
Or dance, or sing

♪ No, she doesn't compare

♪ - But she still breathes air
- Who cares?

♪ - Unimportant
- Overrated

♪ - Overblown
- If only he could see

♪ How special you can be

♪ If he only knew
The you that we know

♪ If I touch a burning candle
I can feel no pain

♪ If you cut me with a knife
It's still the same

♪ And I know her heart is beating

♪ And I know that I am dead

♪ Yet the pain here that I feel

♪ Try and tell me it's not real

♪ And it seems that I still have
A tear to shed

♪ The sole redeeming feature
From that little creature

♪ Is that she's alive

♪ - Overrated
- Overblown

♪ Everybody knows
That's just a temporary state

♪ Which is cured very quickly
When we meet our fate

♪ - Who cares?
- Unimportant

♪ - Overrated
- Overblown

♪ If only he could see
How special you can be

♪ If he only knew
The you that we know

♪ If I touch a burning candle
I can feel no pain

♪ In the ice or in the sun
It's all the same

♪ Yet I feel my heart is aching

♪ Though it doesn't beat, it's breaking

♪ And the pain here that I feel

♪ Try and tell me it's not real

♪ I know that I am dead

♪ Yet it seems that I still have
Some tears to shed

[SIGHS]

[THUNDER RUMBLES]

VICTORIA: It's true, Mother!

Victor is married to a dead woman.

I saw her. A corpse!
Standing right here with Victor.

Victor was in your room?

I have to help him.

The scandal!

Come sit in your chair, dearie.
You're shaking like a leaf.

Let Hilde fetch you a blanket.

Fetch her a straitjacket!
She's completely mad!

Come, Hildegarde.

[DOOR LOCKS]

[THUNDER CRASHES]

[GASPS]

[GRUNTING]

[FABRIC RIPPING]

MAUDELINE:
Finis, come to bed at once.

[MUTTERING]

Oh!

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

What in heaven's name?

Who could that be at this hour?

Miss Everglot.

What are you doing here? You should
be at home, prostrate with grief.

Pastor Galswells,
I have to ask you something.

- This is most irregular.
- Please, I beg of you.

You are the only one in the village who
knows of what awaits beyond the grave.

A grim topic for a bride-to-be.

It is a bride I fear,
which is why I must know:

Can the living marry the dead?

What on earth are you speaking about?

Please, it's Victor.
He's married to a corpse.

He has a corpse bride!

There must be some way
to undo what's been done.

Hmm.

I believe I know the thing to do.

Come with me.

Victoria? Where are your corsets?

She's speaking in tongues.
Of unholy alliances.

Her mind has come undone, I fear.

It's not true! Let me go! Let me go!

Thank you, Pastor Galswells.
Thank you so very much.

Take her to her room!

No, I'm telling the truth.

Victor needs my help.

Hildegarde, you believe me, don't you?

- Mother, Father, please.
- Seal the doors...

...and bar the windows. See to it that
she doesn't escape again.

VICTORIA: He needs our help!
Oh, let me go! Let me go!

Will the mortification never cease?

It will be years before we can show
ourselves in public again.

What shall we do?

We shall continue as planned,
with or without Vincent.

- Victor.
- Whatever.

For that boy to toss aside
a young woman like Victoria...

...it's positively criminal.

Why, if I had a woman
like your daughter on my arm...

...I would lavish her with riches
befitting royalty.

Your lady wife
is a most fortunate woman.

Alas, I am not married.

I was betrothed some years ago...

...but tragedy snatched
my young bride away.

When one lives alone,
wealth counts for naught.

Oh.

Marvelous news, Victoria,
there'll be a wedding after all.

You found him?

Make haste, my dear,
our relatives will arrive at any moment.

We must have you looking presentable
for Lord Barkis.

[GASPS] [IRON BAR THUDS]

Lord Barkis?

He will make a fine husband.

Aye. A fortuitous turn of events
indeed.

A far better prospect this time.

But I do not love him.
You cannot make me do this.

- We must.
- Please, I beg of you.

There must be another way.

Without your marriage to Lord Barkis...

...we shall be forced,
penniless, into the street.

We are destitute.

But Victor...

Victor Van Dort has gone, child.

You shall marry Lord Barkis tomorrow.

- According to plan.
- According to plan.

[CHUCKLING]

Oh, my dear.
Oh, don't look at me that way.

You have only to suffer this union
until death do us part.

And that will come sooner
than you think.

NELL: Oh, it's almost dawn!
Where could he be?

Victor Van Dort elopes with corpse!

Heartbroken bride to wed
wealthy newcomer!

Wealthy newcomer? It cannot be.

Did he say corpse?

Oh, don't be ridiculous. What corpse
would marry our Victor?

[MAYHEW COUGHING]

Oh, Mayhew!
Silence that blasted coughing.

[COUGHING AND WHEEZING]

[GASPING]

[THUDS]

NELL:
Mayhew, are you trying to kill us?

I think he's trying to kill us.

[SIGHS]

[PIANO PLAYING]

I...

...think you dropped this.

[SIGHS]

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry I lied to you
about wanting to see my parents.

It's just this whole day
hasn't gone quite, well...

...according to plan.

[EMILY GIGGLES]

Pardon my enthusiasm.

I like your enthusiasm.

[BELL RINGING]

- New arrival! New arrival!
- Lights up!

Hurry up, boys! Vite, vite.

Bonjour! Bienvenue!

Drinks for everyone.

Another pint, sir?

- No, no. Just a half.
- No, no. Just a half.

[WHISTLES]

[GROWLS]

It is impossible
to get good help anymore.

Welcoming committee, coming through!
Coming through!

- My name's Plum. Miss Plum.
- Mayhew?

Mayhew! How nice to see...

[GASPS]

I'm so sorry.

Oh, yeah. Actually, though,
I feel great.

[BREATHES DEEPLY]

Hurry up, boys. Can you not see
the gentleman is parched?

VICTOR:
Mayhew, I have to get back.

They all must be worried sick.
How is everyone?

Well, they're still wondering
where you slipped off to.

Oh, and Miss Victoria...

Yes? Yes, how is she?

Well, she's getting married
this evening.

What? Married to who?

Some newcomer,
Lord Somebody-or-Other.

But that's impossible!

Yeah, with you gone and all...

I guess they didn't wanna
waste the cake.

[CHUCKLES AWKWARDLY]

[SIGHS]

But how could she?

[DRUNKENLY]
Women, you can't live with them.

You can't live with... Hiccup!

[BONES CLATTER]

Time to pick up the pieces and...
You know, and move on, I suppose.

Speaking of picking up the pieces?

Victor? Where are you going?

Miss Victoria, we must leave
for the church now.

Yesterday I thought my wedding
would be happy.

Now I feel like I'm caught
in the tide, pulled out to sea.

The sea leads to many places, dearie.

Maybe you'll land somewhere better.

With this candle, I will light
your way in darkness.

[FINIS CLEARS THROAT LOUDLY]

With this ring,
I ask you to be mine.

I now pronounce you man and wife.

Oh, oh, dear.

[BLOWS NOSE]

[THUNDER RUMBLES]

[SIGHS]

I'm too late.

EMILY:
Oh, Mrs. Plum, what am I to do?

He just walked off without saying
a word. Are all men like this?

Well, I'm afraid none of them
are very bright.

They get something stuck
in their heads...

...and you can't do a thing with them.

My dear, we have to talk.

Let me tell her, please.
Let me tell her.

- Heh, heh, heh.
- What?

There is a complication
with your marriage.

I don't understand.

The vows are binding
only until death do you part.

What are you saying?

Death has already parted you.

[GASPS]

If he finds out, he'll leave.

There must be something you can do.

Well, there is one way.

Oh, please, please, let me tell her.

It requires the greatest sacrifice.

- Go on, get to the good part.
- What is it?

- We have to kill him!
- What?

Victor would have to give up
the life he had forever.

He would need to repeat his vows
in the land of the living...

...and drink from the wine of ages.

Poison!

This would stop his heart forever.

Only then would he be free
to give it to you.

I could never ask him.

VICTOR: You don't have to.

I'll do it.

My boy, if you choose this path...

...you may never return
to the world above.

Do you understand?

I do.

Gather round. Gather round, everybody.

We've decided
to do this thing properly.

So grab what you can and follow us.

We're moving this
wedding party upstairs.

Upstairs? I didn't know
we had an upstairs.

- Sounds creepy.
- Let's go!

♪ A wedding, a wedding
We're going to have a wedding

Hold on, Victor.

You can't get married looking like that.

♪ The spiders think you're very cute
But goodness knows you need a suit

♪ But have no fears, we're quite adept
We'll have you looking lovely, lovely

♪ Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely yet

♪ A little stitch, a little tuck
Some tender loving care

♪ A little thread will fix you up
And we've got plenty as you see

♪ And personally guarantee
Our quality repairs

♪ A little here, I'll fix the mess
We're going to do our very best

♪ When everybody sees you
They will all be quite impressed

♪ They will all be quite impressed

♪ A wedding, we're going to have

♪ A wedding cake is no mistake
It must be quite sublime

♪ - We're missing something
- Try some dust

♪ I wish I had more time

♪ Perhaps there's something I can do
These bones might help a bit

- Oh, my nose.
- Sorry.

♪ Wait a minute, that's it

♪ - A little of that
- A little of this

♪ The perfect cake is hard to miss

♪ A wedding, a wedding
We're going to have

♪ A wedding

♪ Huzzah, huzzah

♪ We're going to have a wedding
A wedding

♪ Let's all give out a cheer'cause
The bride is getting married today

SKELETONS: Hurray!

♪ One thing you can surely say
Is we will stand beside

♪ Until the end we will defend
Our one and only bride

♪ Our bride-to-be, our bride-to-be
Our lovely Corpse Bride

♪ Huzzah! Hooray! Huzzah! Hooray!

♪ Our bride is getting married today

- Oh, there she is.
- Here she comes.

♪ Oh, oh, the bride is here

♪ She's waited for this day
For many a year

♪ For this day, for this day
Our hopes and our pride

♪ The bride is here
Here comes the bride

♪ Here comes the bride
Here comes the bride

♪ For this day, for this day
Will last forever

♪ And all of her friends
Will work together

♪ To make it the perfect day
She's always dreamed

♪ Our hopes and our pride
Our bride, our lovely bride

♪ We're going to have a party
Like nobody's ever seen

♪ The living in the land above
Will not know where they've been

♪ The land above
The party of the bride

♪ Here comes the bride
On this glorious day of days

♪ Up to the land of the living

♪ To celebrate

Oh, dear.

[SNORING]

Quiet down now, everyone.

Mm-hm.

Thank you.

Elegant, cultured, radiant.

Victoria has found a husband...

...with all these qualities and more.

Serendipity brought us together...

...and no force on earth
could tear us apart.

Oh!

Mm?

[GASPS]

There's an eye in me soup.

[SCREAMING]

- Ooooh!
- Oh! Oh!

Aaah!

[SHRIEKS]

Oh, sorry.

[GASPS]

[BARKING]

Fetch me musket!

Fetch your own musket. I'm off!

Coming through. Coming through.

[GIGGLING]

[GASPS]

Excuse me, you don't know me,
but I used to live in your dead mother.

Hey, hold on there.

I love a woman with meat
on her bones. Heh, heh, heh.

Finis, who invited these people?

They must be from your side
of the family.

Certainly not.

Why, if my Grandfather Everglot could
see this, he'd be turning in his grave.

MALE VOICE:
Finis.

Where do you keep the spirits?

[SCREAMING]

In other news...

[SHOUTING]
...the dead walk the earth!

[SCREAMING]

Get back! Don't try
and sneak up on me!

Get back!

I'll give you such a wallop.

[GASPS]

[WHIMPERS]

No.

Yeah.

[GASPS]

Grandpa?

PEOPLE:
Aww...

Huh?

- Bounder!
- Sweetie pie.

- Monster.
- Buttercup.

- Cad!
- Gertrude!

Alfred?

Oh?

You've been dead for 15 years.

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Ethel!

Wait. That's it.

We're going to take whatever money
we can and get out of here.

Money? What money?

Your dowry. It's my right!

But my parents don't have any money.

It's my marriage to you that will
save them from the poorhouse.

Th... The poorhouse?

You're lying. It isn't true.
Tell me that you're lying!

Did things not go according
to your plan, Lord Barkis?

Well, perhaps in disappointment
we are perfectly matched.

[GROWLS]

[GASPS]

GALSWELLS:
Be gone, ye demons from hell!

Back to the void
from whence you came!

You shall not enter here.

Back, back!

Keep it down, we're in a church.

Evening.

[ORGAN PLAYING
"HERE COMES THE BRIDE"]

Dearly beloved and departed...

...we are gathered here today to join
this man and this corpse in marriage.

[GASPS]

- Victor?
- Shh!

Living first.

With this hand...

...I will lift your sorrows.

Your cup will never empty...

...for I will be your wine.

Now you.

With this hand...

...I will lift your sorrows.

Your cup will never empty.

For I will be...

I will be...

Go on, my dear.

Your cup...

...will never empty...

...for I will be...

I will be your wine.

She's having second thoughts.

I can't.

What's wrong?

This is wrong.

I was a bride.

My dreams were taken from me.

Well, now...

Now I've stolen them
from someone else.

I love you, Victor.

But you're not mine.

Victoria!

[CROWD GASPS]

BARKIS:
Oh, how touching.

I always cry at weddings.

Our young lovers together at last.

Surely now they can live
happily ever after.

But you forget...

...she's still my wife!

I'll not leave here empty-handed!

You?

Emily?

You!

But... But... I left you.

[WHISPERS]
For dead.

[CROWD GASPS]

BARKIS: This woman
is obviously delusional!

[GROWLS]

Sorry to cut things short,
but we must be on our way.

Take your hands off her.

Do I have to kill you too?

[CRUNCH]

BARKIS:
Aargh!

Victor, catch!

Sorry.

[BARKIS YELPS]

Ah, sacrebleu!

I say, you're not playing fair, sir.

[GRUNTING]

[GASPS]

[STABS FLESH]

Touche, my dear.

Get out.

Oh, I'm leaving.

[CHUCKLES]

But first a toast. To Emily.

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

Tell me, my dear...

...can a heart still break
once it's stopped beating? Hm?

[CHUCKLING]

Let me at him! Let me at him!

- No, don't hold me back.
- Wait.

We must abide by their rules.

We are amongst the living.

Well said.

Ah!

[CUP CLATTERS]

[GASPS, GAGGING]

Not anymore.

Yep, you're right. He's all yours.

[CACKLING]

[SHRIEKING]

New arrival.

Oh, Victor,
I never thought I'd see you again.

Wait.

I made a promise.

You kept your promise.

You set me free.

Now I can do the same for you.

[GASPS]

[CHUCKLES]

[GASPS]

[SIGHS]

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