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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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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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Gracie says: I'm a female Sherlock Holmes! See more »


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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

The play upon which this film is based was in turn based on three short stories by New York drama critic Richard Lockridge and his wife Frances Lockridge that appeared in New York magazine from 23 March to 3 August 1940. 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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Gracie on the Case? Should've Let George Do It
24 April 2009 | by dtbSee all my reviews

I usually love THIN MAN-style husband-and-wife detective stories and the great Gracie Allen's scatterbrain schtick, so I looked forward to seeing Gracie play Pam North in MR. AND MRS. NORTH (M&MN), adapted from Frances and Richard Lockridge's novels as well as Owen Davis's Broadway play. Great cast, too, with Gracie being supported by such solid players as Paul Kelly, Jerome Cowan, Virginia Grey, Tom Conway, Fortunio Bonanova, Keye Luke, and THIN MAN alumnus Porter Hall. But I'm not sure this fast-paced, witty mystery quite fits in with Gracie's style. She's always fun to watch and listen to as she rambles on in her hilarious, almost surreal stream-of-consciousness style. However, her ditz routine works much better when her husband and comedic partner George Burns plays her foil in his cool, wry way. As Gerry North, William Post Jr. seems an affable romantic lead who can do the occasional funny slow burn or nigh-girlish frightened screech when necessary. When Gracie is in the spotlight, though, she steamrolls over everyone in her persistent yet endearing way. I must confess there were times when M&MN got on my nerves as certain recurring gags recurred well past the point of being funny, becoming grating instead. Take Felix Bressart as the long-suffering door-to-door salesman who keeps trying to give his statement at the police station, only to keep making the mistake of introducing himself as the "Fowler Brush Man" and getting himself kicked out. After he got kicked out 3 times, I found myself growling, "All right already, stop telling them you're a Fowler Brush Man!" Then there's dear Gracie, always talking too much about the wrong things in her charming yet maddening blatherings. Fond as I am of her, even I eventually wanted her to shut up and let somebody coherent get a word in edgewise. If you adore Gracie Allen and have a high tolerance for aggressively zany misunderstandings, however, M&MN is worth a look next time it pops up on TCM.


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