Mr and Mrs Smith

  • U
  • Alfred Hitchcock (1941)
  • US
  • 90 min
Mr and Mrs Smith
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Carole Lombard had always wanted to star in an Alfred Hitchcock film and, although situation comedy was far from Hitchcock's forte, he agreed to take the assignment as a favour for a friend. The result is this patchy farce in which Lombard (in her penultimate picture) and Robert Montgomery discover that their marriage is invalid and set about trying to outdo each other in their pleasure at being single. Even a screwball maestro such as Howard Hawks would have been pushed to do much with Norman Krasna's clunky script and Hitch's lack of interest is apparent. Lombard took over the director's chair for Hitch's obligatory cameo in which he plays a drunk asking Montgomery for money.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery. Ann and David Smith are a happily married couple, or at least they think they are. When a state boundary change renders their marriage void, David discovers that Ann is uncertain about their future together.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ann Smith
Carole Lombard
David Smith
Robert Montgomery
Jeff
Gene Raymond
Chuck
Jack Carson
Mr Custer
Philip Merivale
Mrs Custer
Lucile Watson
Sammy
William Tracy
Mr Deever
Charles Halton
Mrs Krausheimer
Esther Dale
Martha
Emma Dunn
Gertie
Betty Compson
Gloria
Patricia Farr

Crew

Director
Alfred Hitchcock

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy