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Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  23 January 1942 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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>

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Gracie says: I'm a female Sherlock Holmes! See more »

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23 January 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In 1942, MGM distributed this film on a double bill with The Bugle Sounds (1942) starring Wallace Beery. See more »

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Version of Mr. & Mrs. North (1952) See more »

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Our Love Affair
(1940)
Music by Roger Edens
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on piano by Doris Day and sung by other guests
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Movie without George
13 October 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I well remember the Mr.&Mrs. North series as a lad during the early days of television. It was a poor man's Thin Man with Richard Denning and Barbara Britton a stylish married couple solving crimes once a week during the early and middle Fifties.

I'm always a fan of Gracie Allen so it was with interest that I finally got to see this film she did without her husband George Burns. That was a mistake. Gracie should have done the film Mr.&Mrs. North with George instead of William Post, Jr. Post was no comic actor and George Burns would have handled Gracie's scatterbrained antics with ease and aplomb.

One fine day a body falls out of a closet in the North house. It is that of Rose Hobart's husband and they're North friends. In fact a whole slew of friends and business acquaintances fall under suspicion. But in her own scatterbrained fashion Gracie seems bound and determined to pin it on her husband. She exasperates detectives Paul Kelly and Millard Mitchell to no end.

A fine list of character players are in this cast most of whom fall under suspicion. One who doesn't is the mild Fowler Brush salesman who keeps trying to give information but no one wants to talk to him when they hear what he does for a living. Felix Bressart is very funny in that role, almost as funny as Gracie.

But this film desperately needed George Burns.


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