Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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Edition: Standard version.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780780648241
0780648242
Branch Call Number: MIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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KatherineHere
Mar 01, 2016

The most interesting thing, to me, is the opulence that surrounded these seemingly normal people in the throes of the Great Depression. It's possible that some of these things were not as valuable then as they are today, such as pheasant for dinner, room service in your grandiose luxurious NYC apartment, etc. The movie itself is ok for something nearly 100 yrs. old, but amateurish by today's standards, in spite of Hitchcock's direction...and a bit silly.

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voisjoe1_0
Jul 12, 2015

This very good comedy, directed by Hitchcock, starred screwball comedy queen, Carol Lombard in her penultimate role (after making her next film, she was killed in an airplane crash). Lombard and Robert Montgomery are excellent as spouses that have serious doubts as to whether they should be married, and go about trying to prove how much they detest each other. Produced during the Hollywood policy of only allowing one or two African-Americans in films restricting them to buffoon or subservient roles, this film included about 15 seconds of an African-American boy.

7duffy Jun 06, 2015

Well made film. It proves Hitchcock could direct anything, even screwball comedies. Story is weak, though. Carole Lombard is awesome ... tho not as beautiful as I was led to believe. These are the type of movies Marion Davies should have made. I waited a long time to see it and it was kind of disappointing, because it was not great, but still a quality movie, worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. Probably the blue print for today's rom-com's.

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frishta
Sep 13, 2014

Carole Lombard was funny, bright and classy. A great 40s movie.I always think of Hitchcock doing suspense movies--I forget he did good comedy as well.

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noluckboston
Jun 15, 2014

A cute romantic comedy from Hitchcock. I over all enjoyed its quick pace, but did not care for the ending. Lombard, who would die in a plane crash one year later, held her own threw out the film. She was the real star, and Hitchcock framed her beautifully.

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rtom77
Jul 23, 2012

Hitchcock's only romantic comedy and one of Carole Lombard's last performances before her untimely death in a plane crash. Nicely filmed and quite funny if you are able to take it in context for it's time. Interesting departure from classic Hitchcock material. Includes a good special feature doc w/ Peter Bogdonovich.

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KarenW
Sep 02, 2009

When a young married couple decide to never part until they have made up after a fight, their marriage seems to be off to a good start. However they soon find out that they are in fact not married and that is when they both start to wonder if maybe it wouldn't be better if it stayed that way! She wants to be won back and he wants to be stubborn. Soon she is dating and he is moaning over her loss. How can they ever overcome their own pride and make up? This delightful comedy perfectly matches Bob Montgomery and Carole Lombard. You also get a wonderful rare shot of the 1939 New York World's Fair! Oh, and did I mention that the director was none other than Alfred Hitchcock?!

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noluckboston
Jun 15, 2014

noluckboston thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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