MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,534 this week

Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  23 January 1942 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 124 users  
Reviews: 9 user

Jerry North (William Post Jr.) and his wife, Pam (Gracie Allen)return home after a night away in a holiday spirit. The spirit soon vanishes when the body of a man falls out of the liquor ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (from the play "Mr. and Mrs. North" by), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 79 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1427 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1140 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
a list of 3763 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 271 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)

Mr. and Mrs. North (1942) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mr. and Mrs. North.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mystery writer and his newlywed wife move into a Greeenwich Village apartment and find themselves with a corpse and a half dozen red herrings.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Loretta Young, Brian Aherne, Jeff Donnell
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret. protection.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, George Barbier
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns
Street Justice (1991–1993)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Adam Beaudreaux was a soldier in Vietnam, when he got wounded. He was fortunate that a young boy named Grady Jameson, whose parents were missionaries, found him and got him to help. Years ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Weathers, Bryan Genesse, Charlene Fernetz
Romance | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A dancer disappears from a theather and then William Powell and society beauty Ginger Rogers solve the murder.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When an Englishwoman dies, leaving behind two children, her devoted friend decides to take the children to find the woman's husband, an American serviceman who had returned to the USA. But ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason
Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Richards, Tom Conway
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran
Mr. and Mrs. North (TV Movie 1946)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Fred Coe
Stars: John McQuade, Maxine Stewart, Tito Vuolo
Hope & Gloria (1995–1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Cynthia Stevenson, Jessica Lundy, Enrico Colantoni
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
William Post Jr. ...
Gerald P. North
Paul Kelly ...
Lieutenant Weigand
Rose Hobart ...
Carol Brent
Virginia Grey ...
Jane Wilson
Tom Conway ...
Louis Berex
Felix Bressart ...
Arthur Talbot
Stuart Crawford ...
Stuart Blanton
Porter Hall ...
George Heyler
...
Mullins
Lucien Littlefield ...
Barnes
Inez Cooper ...
Mabel Harris
...
Kumi
Jerome Cowan ...
Ben Wilson
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Buano
Edit

Storyline

Jerry North (William Post Jr.) and his wife, Pam (Gracie Allen)return home after a night away in a holiday spirit. The spirit soon vanishes when the body of a man falls out of the liquor closet. The corpse is identified as Stanley Brent, the estranged husband of Carol Brent (Rose Hobart), a friend of Pam's. As the clues are unearthed, it appears that some member of the North's social circle, who knew they would be away, gained entrance to their apartment, asked Brent to come there and murdered him. Pam tries to establish alibis for all of her friends, and in doing so inadvertently establishes who killed Brent. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

SHE'S GOT CORPSES IN HER CLOSET!...AND COPS IN HER HAIR (original 8x7 newspaper ad- all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 1942 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Millard Mitchell originated his movie role in the play by Owen Davis, which opened in New York on 12 January 1941 and ran for 163 performances. Albert Hackett and Peggy Conklin played Mr. and Mrs. North. See more »

Connections

Version of Mr. and Mrs. North (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Morning
(1939)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on piano by 'Stuart Crawford' and sung by the guests
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
not entirely successful
29 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gracie Allen and William Post, Jr. are the Norths in "Mr. and Mrs. North," based on the characters created by Francis and Richard Lockridge. Actually, all the studio did was take the names and attempt to make them into Thin Man ripoffs. I read a lot of Mr. and Mrs. North books, and all I remember is that they drank like fish and had a college-age son.

This is a fun mystery, with Gracie being Gracie, but William Post, Jr. is not quite right for her. Of course her ideal partner was George Burns, who looked upon her antics with wry humor. Post kind of sighs and gives up. Also given the way he acts, it's kind of hard to figure out why they got married.

Felix Bressart is a riot as the Fowler Brush Man who is summoned to the D.A.'s office and keeps introducing himself as "The Fowler Brush Man" and getting thrown out of every office. Great to see a young Virginia Grey, too, and Jerome Cowan, Tom Conway, Fortunio Bonanova as the landlord, and Paul Kelly as the detective on the murder case. He cringes every time he hears the name "Mrs. North." You might too, so watch at your own risk.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mr. and Mrs. North (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?