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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

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Not a typical Hitchcock movie, this is a comedy about a couple who learn that their marriage was not valid.

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Mr. Ashley Custer
Lucile Watson ...
Mrs. Custer
William Tracy ...
Sammy
Charles Halton ...
Esther Dale ...
Mrs. Krausheimer
Emma Dunn ...
Martha
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Patricia Farr ...
Gloria
William Edmunds ...
Proprietor Lucy's
Pamela Blake ...
Lily (as Adele Pearce)
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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 Huggo

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Lombard and Montgomery Get Hitched As They're Getting Unhitched ! [DVD USA] See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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31 January 1941 (USA)  »

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Joies matrimoniales  »

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Alfred Hitchcock:  about halfway through the movie passing David Smith in front of his building. See more »

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When David is gurgling while pretending to be ill, he tilts his towards Jeff twice in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

David: I'd give five bucks to see that cat take a sip of that soup.
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References L'Age d'Or (1930) See more »

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The Sidewalks of New York
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Music by Charles Lawlor
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Lombard and Montgomery are a great team....
14 September 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I put this movie on I was drowsy, and depressed. It did two things for me after I put it on. It kept me awake, thus entertaining me, and it put a smile on my face.

There are some genuine laughs in this movie, and the comedy is spread between all the characters. Robert Montgomery is extremely funny, with both excellent physical comedy, and great comedic timing with his dialogue. What surprised me most was the excellent comedic timing of Carole Lombard. She is extremely funny, but her chemistry with Montgomery in their scenes together is fantastic.

The direction, of course, is excellent. Not standard Hitchcock suspense, but classic Hitchcock comedy and romance, elements of his film making that a lot of people overlook.

Honestly, this is a fun movie. The humor is intelligent and never sinks to an infantile level. I had never heard of this movie until about two days ago, and I watched it and I was pleasantly surprised. 8 out of 10.


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