Monday, September 5, 2011

Movies You Might Have Missed Monday – Mr. and Mrs. Smith

No, not the Jolie/Pitt version from a few years ago, though I do like that one.

This Mr. and Mrs. Smith debuted in 1941 and stars Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard in a quirky romantic comedy.

One morning at breakfast (after three years of marriage), Mrs. Smith asks Mr. Smith, if you had it all to do over again (get married) would you? Mr. Smith, going along with the rules Mrs. Smith has applied to their relationship, opts to answer truthfully – no, he’d have remained single.


But he didn’t mean it the way she took it. Of course not.

Well, Mr. Smith goes on to work at his law office only to get a visitor. A member of the city council in the little town Mr. and Mrs. Smith got married in arrives to tell him that their marriage isn’t legal due to a licensing technicality.

Mr. Smith thinks he’ll have some fun with this, but Mrs. Smith misinterprets Mr. Smith’s shenanigans. The twist happens when Mrs. Smith tells Mr. Smith she doesn’t want him any more (only because she’s mad). But Mr. Smith realizes that he does want Mrs. Smith to stay Mrs. Smith, and has to re-win her heart.

Directed by the King of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, this story champions the bonds of marriage in a whimsical, entertaining setting.

Happy Movie Watching, Dry Ground friends!

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