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Mr. & Mrs. Smith -- "If you had it all to do over again, would you have married me?" Yes, guys, there is a right answer. That's something David learns when better-half Ann queries him over breakfast.


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Norman Krasna (story)
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Release Date:
31 January 1941 (USA) See more »
Lombard and Montgomery Get Hitched As They're Getting Unhitched ! [DVD USA] See more »
Not a typical Hitchcock movie, this is a comedy about a couple who learn that their marriage was not valid. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Enjoyable fluff from Hitch See more (74 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Carole Lombard ... Ann Smith

Robert Montgomery ... David Smith

Gene Raymond ... Jeff Custer

Jack Carson ... Chuck Benson
Philip Merivale ... Mr. Ashley Custer
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Custer
William Tracy ... Sammy

Charles Halton ... Mr. Harry Deever

Esther Dale ... Mrs. Krausheimer

Emma Dunn ... Martha

Betty Compson ... Gertie

Patricia Farr ... Gloria
William Edmunds ... Proprietor Lucy's

Pamela Blake ... Lily (as Adele Pearce)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ernie Adams ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ... Bellhop at Lodge (uncredited)

Murray Alper ... Harold - Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Waiter Captain (uncredited)
Georgia Carroll ... Attractive Woman in Night Club (uncredited)
Francis Compton ... Mr. Flugle (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Thomas - Beefeaters Club Clerk (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Ralph Dunn ... Cop (uncredited)

James Flavin ... Attractive Woman's Escort (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Elevator Boy (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Man Passing David Smith on Street (uncredited)
D. Johnson ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Robert Emmett Keane ... Store Manager (uncredited)
Beatrice Maude ... Jeff's Secretary (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Dining Taxi Driver (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)

Jack O'Shea ... Passerby (uncredited)

Emory Parnell ... Conway (uncredited)

James Pierce ... Doorman (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Waiter (uncredited)

Ralph Sanford ... Store Checker (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Store Detective (uncredited)
Stanley Taylor ... Lodge Clerk (uncredited)

Russell Wade ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Allen Wood ... Bellhop at Lodge (uncredited)
Barbara Woodell ... Sunny - David's Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Harry E. Edington .... executive producer
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
Film Editing by
William Hamilton (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
Albert S. D'Agostino (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Irene (gowns)
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dewey Starkey .... assistant director
Art Department
Lawrence P. Williams .... associate art director (as L.P. Williams)
Sound Department
John E. Tribby .... recordist
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Music Department
Roy Webb .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
Tommy Garland .... stand-in (uncredited)
Betty Hall .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bob Marlow .... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S (2013) | Finland:K-16 (1942) | Germany:6 | Norway:7 (1945) | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1997) (2003) | USA:TV-G | USA:Approved (PCA #6670)

Did You Know?

Alfred Hitchcock decided to direct this film, because of Carole Lombard's request. This was one of the few films where Hitchcock wasn't involved in the scripting process. Since he really didn't understand the type of people who were portrayed in the film, all he did was basically photograph the scenes as written.See more »
Continuity: The position of the fur blanket on Ann during the sleigh ride changes several times between shots.See more »
[trying to get into an old dress of hers]
Ann:I can't imagine anything hanging in the closet shrinking so much.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Mr. Hitchcock Meets the Smiths (2004) (V)See more »
The Sidewalks of New YorkSee more »


Is "Mr & Mrs Smith" based on a book?
Why did David keep punching himself in the nose at the restaurant?
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30 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable fluff from Hitch, 30 August 1999

Mr. Surif was wrong when he calls this Hitch's only venture into comedy, for "The Trouble With Harry" falls into that category as well. Not having seen all of Hitch's films, there could be others, for all I know.

Unlike "Harry", in which the peripatetic corpse gives the otherwise bucolic goings-on a zanily ghoulish air, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" is an exercise in pure romantic comedy. Montgomery and Lombard work beautifully against each other, and the script is elegantly and effervescently witty. The opening scene, in which Hitchcock suggests the aftermath of a protracted and clearly energetic sexual romp, is surprisingly risque for its time, and far more erotically suggestive than some of the blatant stuff we see nowadays.

My only quibble is what I feel to be a rather unsatisfactory and hasty conclusion.

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