Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)




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In this film, Mr. Smith tells Mrs. Smith that if he had it to do all over again, he might not have married her. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Smith discovers that his marriage is invalid. Mr. Smith is newly-aroused by the prospect, while Mrs. Smith kicks him out of the house.
Classics , Comedy , Romance
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RKO Radio Pictures

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Carole Lombard
as Ann Krausheimer Smith
Robert Montgomery
as David Smith
Gene Raymond
as Jefferson (Jeff) Custer
Jack Carson
as Chuck Benson
Philip Merivale
as Mr. Custer
Lucile Watson
as Mrs. Custer
Charles Halton
as Mr. Deever
Esther Dale
as Mrs. Krausheimer
Emma Dunn
as Martha
William Edmunds
as Proprietor of Lucy's
Betty Compson
as Gertie
Patricia Farr
as Gloria
Frank Mills
as Taxi Driver
Alec Craig
as Thomas the Clerk
Robert Emmett Keane
as Section Manager
Jack Gardner
as Elevator boy
Ralph Sanford
as Store checker
Margo Woode
as Secretary to David
Murray Alper
as Harold the Driver
Georgia Carroll
as Pretty Girl
Ralph Dunn
as Clerk
James Flavin
as Escort
Ralph Brooks
as Waiter Captain
Jim Pierce
as Doorman
Barbara Woodell
as Secretary to David
Beatrice Maude
as Secretary to Jeff
Emory Parnell
as Conway
James Pierce
as Doorman
Stan Taylor
as Clerk
Francis Compton
as Mr. Flugle
D. Johnson
as Bit Part
Sam Harris
as Nightclub Extra
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Critic Reviews for Mr. & Mrs. Smith

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery are teamed successfully here in a light and gay marital farce.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

The result is a chucklesome comedy that fails to mount into a coruscating wave of laughter.

Full Review… | August 7, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A gentle crazy comedy.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Many 'minor' Hitchcocks turn out to be intriguing films once you forgive them for not being thrillers.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Some sparkling moments but this rare Hitchcock comedy farce is hit and miss.

Full Review… | March 20, 2012
Empire Magazine

It's a cute film, not nearly as funny as most of Lombard's other comedies, but there's enough good humor in Mr. & Mrs. Smith to make it pleasant.

Full Review… | March 20, 2012
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Mr. & Mrs. Smith

What's glib here is what's not said by the principals, Lombard and Montgomery, fully adapting to Hitch's trick of conveying thoughts with a glance. Unfortunately one wishes for more oomph, script-wise. Lombard, as ever, effervescence itself.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

The only way I can rationalize the steaming pile of shit that is known as Mr. & Mrs. Smith was that Alfred Hitchcock had no idea what to do for his next movie or he needed to make a really big step back before taking many steps forward in the coming years. I love screwball comedies from this era but Mr. & Mrs. Smith is disappointing. Compound the fact that Hitchcock made it (comedy wasn't his specialty admittedly) and you're talking a borderline crime against humanity. Carole Lombard was admittedly beautiful but crazy as a shithouse rat to the point where I almost shut this down in the first half hour. I was filled with rage at how shitty the characters were and how the whole resolution was tacked on at the very end. I think I actually would've been happier if one of them died at the end. Watch with e x t r e m e caution and incredibly low expectations. Mr. & Mrs. Smith had a few funny moments but they didn't outweigh the painful and embarrassing ones.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

Forget that stupid movie with Jolie and Pitt, this is the real Mr. & Mrs. Smith! Hitchcock, unlikely enough, brings us a romantic comedy! It's really enjoyable, I liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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