New York sophisticates David Smith and Ann Smith née Krausheimer have been lovingly and passionately married for three years, or so they believed. They are told individually that due to a technicality - an unresolved municipal and state jurisdictional issue at the time of their supposed marriage - their wedding was not legal, and as such they are not really married. Despite David saying earlier in the day that if he had to do his life all over again that he would not have married her (even though he loves her), it is Ann that decides not to marry David this second time around due to an action, or in reality inaction, by David in reaction to the news of their marriage being invalid. While Ann goes about her life as a supposedly single woman (which includes calling herself Ann Krausheimer), David does whatever he can to win Ann back. But winning Ann's hand may be difficult as part of Ann's new life is dating other men. One of those other men and the most serious is David's best friend ... Written by
Riotously directed by Alfred Hitchcock who now lends to laughter that touch of genius which was so evident in his "Rebecca" and "Foreign Correspondent"
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Did You Know?
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 30, 1949 with Robert Montgomery
reprising his film role. See more
When David is gurgling whilst pretending to be ill, he tilts his head towards Jeff twice in subsequent shots. See more
David, if you want your freedom, I don't want to be the kind of a wife who clings to her husband when she's not wanted.
Darling, I do want to be married to you. I love you. I worship you. I am used to you. How do we always get into these things?
If my only hold on you is that you're used to me?
Oh, darling, you've got the whole thing wrong. I don't know what I'd do without you. You are my little girl.
The Sidewalks of New York
Music by Charles Lawlor
In the score during scenes at Mamma Lucy's See more