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Mr. and Mrs. North (1942)

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 »

Director:

Robert B. Sinclair

Writers:

S.K. Lauren (screen play), Owen Davis (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gracie Allen ... Pamela North
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
Millard Mitchell ... Mullins
Lucien Littlefield ... Barnes
Inez Cooper ... Mabel Harris
Keye Luke ... Kumi
Jerome Cowan ... Ben Wilson
Fortunio Bonanova ... Buano
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Storyline

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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THERE'S NO TIME FOR ANYTHING BUT LAUGHTER...when Gracie gets mixed up in murder! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Noche de locuras See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gracie Allen's first film in three years since The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) and her penultimate film - Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) being her last, where she plays herself. See more »

Connections

Version of Mr. and Mrs. North (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Morning
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on piano by 'Stuart Crawford' and sung by the guests
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May Not Capture the Lockridge "North" Spirit, But Emulates the Successful Radio Series
6 July 2014 | by grantchSee all my reviews

I can but conclude that complaints that Pam North is more Gracie Allen than the Lockridge character, were not originated by fans of the long-running radio show in which zany Pam, played so strongly by the delightful Alice Frost, over rode any interference by husband Jerry, admirably portrayed as good-natured and long suffering by Joseph Curtin, and the NYPD to solve the weekly murder(s) Mr. and Mrs. North encountered regularly. Today such a series would be laughed off the air, but back in the '40's and early '50's everyone turned on their radio to see if they could beat Pam to the solution of the crime.

Compared to the colorful and humorous radio show, the subsequent TV adaption with Barbara Britton and Richard Denning was OK, but not nearly as much fun.

If you don't take the Lockridge characters too seriously, you'll love Gracie Allen and William Post Jr. in this 1942 adaptation of a Broadway play.


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