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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 31 January 1941 (USA)
A couple who have been married for three years are horrified to learn that their marriage is not legally valid.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Ann Krausheimer Smith
... David Smith
... Jeff Custer
... Chuck Benson
... Mr. Ashley Custer
... Mrs. Custer
... Sammy
... Mr. Harry Deever
... Mrs. Krausheimer
... Martha
... Gertie Schultz
... Gloria O'Dea
William Edmunds ... Proprietor Lucy's
... Lily (as Adele Pearce)
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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 ... Written by Huggo

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Trivia

Carole Lombard, in order to twit Alfred Hitchcock and generate publicity about his comment that "actors are cattle", set up a miniature cattle pen on the set. The pen held three heifers, each emblazoned with the name of one of the three stars. See more »

Goofs

The position of the fur blanket on Ann during the sleigh ride changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

David: Is Mama Lucy here?
Proprietor Lucy's: I'm Mama Lucy.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Carole Lombard (1961) See more »

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The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor
In the score during scenes at Mamma Lucy's
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this is hitchcock?
21 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

As a long-time Hitchcock fan, I avoided this as I would some of his silent dramas, as not typical of his work. However, I just watched one of the funniest, smartest, and sweetest screwball comedies I have ever seen, ranking for me with My Man Godfrey and Miracle of Morgan's Creek. Carole Lombard is absolutely radiant and I found myself laughing out loud many times, something I don't do usually when watching a movie alone. I adored it and I can't see why its rating isn't higher here. Hitchcock excelled as much at comedy as suspense and this one proves it.


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