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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. ...
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 ...
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: "Of course we don't know him. We don't know people who go and get themselves murdered." (original newspaper ad) See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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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. and Mrs. North (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

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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But where's George?!
29 March 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Mr. and Mrs. North discover a body and the rest of the film consists of them trying to convince others they had nothing to do with it as well as to help discover the murderer. During this time, Mrs. North (Gracie Allen) acts like an annoying dingbat.

This is a decent little mystery film in the same tradition as the Thin Man films and the writing is pretty good, However, I am amazed by the odd casting job and wish IMDb could clue us in to why this was done. For the one and only time, Gracie Allen appears without her husband George Burns. Instead, some no-name actor (William Post Jr.) plays her husband and Gracie essentially plays the same character she played with George. This is pretty weird and the chemistry doesn't quite work because of this. You just keep expecting George to come stepping onto the screen.

Overall, it's an odd little curio that's a decent time-passer but not a lot more.


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