Mr. and Mrs. North (film)

Mr. and Mrs. North is a 1942 American comedy mystery film directed by Robert B. Sinclair, starring Gracie Allen and William Post Jr. as detectives Pam and Jerry North. The screenplay was based on a 1941 Broadway play by Owen Davis, which in turn was based on a series of mystery novels by Frances and Richard Lockridge. Pam North, a dizzy socialite, and her husband Jerry return home from a vacation to find a dead body in their apartment. All the suspects are close friends of the Norths, a fact that encourages Pam to gently interfere in the ongoing murder investigation conducted by Lt. Weigand (Paul Kelly).[1]

Mr. and Mrs. North
Directed byRobert B. Sinclair
Produced byIrving Asher
Written byOwen Davis
Richard Lockridge
StarringGracie Allen
William Post Jr.
Paul Kelly
Music byDaniele Amfitheatrof
CinematographyHarry Stradling Sr.
Edited byRalph E. Winters
Production
company
Distributed byLoew's
Release date
January 23 1942
Running time
67 min
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

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 their 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.

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