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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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William Post Jr. ...
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
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Mullins
Lucien Littlefield ...
Barnes
Inez Cooper ...
Mabel Harris
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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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SHE'S GOT CORPSES IN HER CLOSET!...AND COPS IN HER HAIR (original 8x7 newspaper ad- all caps) See more »

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Our Love Affair
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Roger Edens
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on piano by Doris Day and sung by other guests
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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.


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