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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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Wacky Gracie has turned detective...and she is enough to drive any murderer daffy! (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

Millard Mitchell originated his role in the stage play by Owen Davis, which opened in New York on January 12, 1941 at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 163 performances. Albert Hackett and Peggy Conklin played Mr. and Mrs. North. 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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Movie without George
13 October 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I well remember the Mr.&Mrs. North series as a lad during the early days of television. It was a poor man's Thin Man with Richard Denning and Barbara Britton a stylish married couple solving crimes once a week during the early and middle Fifties.

I'm always a fan of Gracie Allen so it was with interest that I finally got to see this film she did without her husband George Burns. That was a mistake. Gracie should have done the film Mr.&Mrs. North with George instead of William Post, Jr. Post was no comic actor and George Burns would have handled Gracie's scatterbrained antics with ease and aplomb.

One fine day a body falls out of a closet in the North house. It is that of Rose Hobart's husband and they're North friends. In fact a whole slew of friends and business acquaintances fall under suspicion. But in her own scatterbrained fashion Gracie seems bound and determined to pin it on her husband. She exasperates detectives Paul Kelly and Millard Mitchell to no end.

A fine list of character players are in this cast most of whom fall under suspicion. One who doesn't is the mild Fowler Brush salesman who keeps trying to give information but no one wants to talk to him when they hear what he does for a living. Felix Bressart is very funny in that role, almost as funny as Gracie.

But this film desperately needed George Burns.


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