Mr. & Mrs. Smith

1941

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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67%

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Reviews Counted: 21

48%
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48%
Average Rating: 3.2/5

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They're married for bitter or worse - until a technicality renders the union void. But now Mr. misses Mrs. and he's desperate to win her back. A rare and delightful foray into screwball comedy from suspense master Hitchcock.

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Cast

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
Frank Mills
as Taxi Driver
Alec Craig
as Thomas the Clerk
Robert Emmett Keane
as Section Manager
Jack Gardner
as Elevator boy
Margo Woode
as Secretary to David
Ralph Sanford
as Store checker
Murray Alper
as Harold the Driver
Georgia Carroll
as Pretty Girl
Ralph Brooks
as Waiter Captain
Jim Pierce
as Doorman
Barbara Woodell
as Secretary to David
Beatrice Maude
as Secretary to Jeff
James Pierce
as Doorman
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 (21) | Top Critics (5)

It may be disappointing to many of the followers of Norman Krasna, Alfred Hitchcock and Carole Lombard who expected extreme brilliance from that trio, but there's enough fun in it to send you home happy with your entertainment.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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

Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

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

Aug 8, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A gentle crazy comedy.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock has infused Mr. and Mrs. Smith with a light and breezy feel that certainly complements Norman Krasna's less-than-substantial screenplay...

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. & Mrs. Smith

A married couple that enjoys playful sparring with one another venture into deep water when they discover a bureaucratic oversight has rendered them not married. 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, is 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

Just a really odd movie for Hitchcock to do. It isn’t all that bad, it’s obviously shot well, it’s just really mediocre. The plot is really flat and unoriginal, it’s a sub-par attempt at screwball comedy. None of the performances are all that noteworthy, but none are bad. It’s probably the lowest point in Hitchcock’s career.

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