New York sophisticates David Smith and Ann Smith née Krausheimer have been lovingly and passionately married for three years, or so they believed. They are told individually that due to a technicality - an unresolved municipal and state jurisdictional issue at the time of their supposed marriage - their wedding was not legal, and as such they are not really married. Despite David saying earlier in the day that if he had to do his life all over again that he would not have married her (even though he loves her), it is Ann that decides not to marry David this second time around due to an action, or in reality inaction, by David in reaction to the news of their marriage being invalid. While Ann goes about her life as a supposedly single woman (which includes calling herself Ann Krausheimer), David does whatever he can to win Ann back. But winning Ann's hand may be difficult as part of Ann's new life is dating other men. One of those other men and the most serious is David's best friend ...
Love and Laugh with the flirting Mr. and the flitting Mrs. who ran their marriage by rules--until a rule that wasn't in the book almost ran their marriage on the rocks...Red Book Magazine says it's the most explosive and hilarious comedy of 1941--and you won't argue!
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Did You Know?
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a thirty minute radio adaptation of this movie on January 30, 1949 with Robert Montgomery
reprising his role. See more
Because the Smiths entered into the marriage in good faith, and because they were unaware at the time that the marriage was invalid, their marriage is in fact still legal under American law. See more
Darling, I have a little secret to tell you.
Oh, it's about time. What is it dear?
You're a great kid.
Referenced in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Sidewalks of New York
Music by Charles Lawlor
In the score during scenes at Mamma Lucy's See more