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Director:
Writer:
Norman Krasna (story)
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Release Date:
31 January 1941 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Lombard and Montgomery Get Hitched As They're Getting Unhitched ! [DVD USA] See more »
Plot:
Not a typical Hitchcock movie, this is a comedy about a couple who learn that their marriage was not valid. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Carole and Hitch See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (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 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)
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)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
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)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: At Lake Placid, when Jeff and Ann try to pick up David in the snow, his hat falls off. When the shot changes to behind Jeff, David's hat is back on.See more »
Quotes:
[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:
Soundtrack:
The Sidewalks of New YorkSee more »

FAQ

Why were Mr & Mrs Smith holing themselves up in the bedroom?
Does director Alfred Hitchcock have a cameo in "Mr & Mrs Smith"?
How does it end?
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44 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Carole and Hitch, 17 January 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

According to the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard prevailed upon Alfred Hitchcock to direct one her comedy films as a favor. Since Hitchcock admired her talent he did so.

It's important to remember that this is a Carole Lombard film and view it that way. Viewed as such it's not a bad marital comedy though if one is expecting certain Hitchcock touches they won't be there.

Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard are a constantly spatting married couple. They love each other, but to them arguing is like exercise. In a moment of oneupsmanship Montgomery answers in the affirmative to a question by Lombard as to whether he'd marry her if he had to do it all over again.

His words come back to haunt him when Charles Halton from Lombard's hometown in Idaho and says that because of a technicality they're not legally married. Montgomery spends the rest of the film trying to win Lombard back.

Some of the best movie comedies have been made on a premise flimsier than this one. Mr.&Mrs. Smith is not the best of comedies, but it is far from the worst.

I have a feeling that Alfred Hitchcock may have had Lombard in mind for future projects more of his own taste. I can see her easily in some of his later films. Lombard was only 32 when she died.

Pity we'll never know.

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