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Agreeing with most commenters, Robert Montgomery is sooo cool, in every movie I've ever seen him in. Can I say (as far as classic film) he's underrated/underappreciated? Hitchcock's direction is great (except the ending); nothing better than the Momma Lucy's restaurant and the cat! "That cat knows something!" "I want a stomach pump" & the choice between the 45 cent dinner or the 65 cent dinner; Lombard's suggestion that they compete staring with the children till they become embarrassed; and lastly, the atmosphere of the restaurant (Brooklyn?) the music, etc... made me think of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"... Of course in the fancy restaurant, Montgomery trying to bleed his own nose and the two "ladies"... Just Hilarious! This time on Watch TCM, I played this film over and over and over... My husband is still reeling from my obsession with this one! LOL (oh, regarding the new version: I refuse to watch---I don't want to corrupt my mind with the new (dare I say...) trash, as I've been told.
- Patricia goodman
I have enjoyed Hitchcock's movies for many yearsHis mystery his comedic interludes have been appreciated over the years Watching mr & mrs smith was disconcerting and I felt a real disconnection between Hitchcock and the audienceWhere was he? Not only was his physical presence missed, but the movie was lacking the special Hitchcock fingerprint.Hitchcock's ability to manipulate the camera lens has been reflective of a craft that no longer exits .Maybe one could enlighten me as to what is this movie is about and why it is such a departure from Hitchcock's masterpieces.???
Watch just for Montgomery
Robert Montgomery has the most personality of almost any actor on the screen. He is so sauve, so witty so intelligent, Cary Grant had to learn a thing or two from him. Carole Lombard is a perfect female match for him. The movie starts strong with the bickering couple but Lombard's character's continuing obstinance becomes tiring and the movie begins to drag when her new love interest shares time on the screen. (Oh, where's Ralph Bellamy when you need him?) I did like the way Hitchcock used Jack Carson in just tiny bits- the only way I can take him. Love the scene in the nightclub when Montgomery is so ashamed of his date he tries to punch his own nose to make an exit! (Cary Grant did do a movie later with a very silimar nightclub scene.) The music with the lilting, humorous piping added greatly to the atmosphere of comedy. The last part of the movie when they all show up on the ski vacation is just tedious mainly because Montgomery is supposed to be sick so he is stuck in the bed. Obviously they had no ending for this story, odd for Hitch.
Cativante, divertido e leve esta comdia a marca pura de Carole Lombard e Robert Montgomery que descobrem que no esto legalmente casados, Muto bom. Recomendo que todos vejam e que o TCM exiba esta classica comdia.
Timeless and captivating
- Dan Bond
This film is wonderful. Robert Montgomery andCarole Lombard were two of the best performers doing light comedy.Hitchcock's work reveals an entirely differentdimension to his considerable talent with this -his atypical light comedy.This film is superior to the remake. Why can'tpeople leave these original masterpieces alone. It just reflects so badly. The new effort winds up looking inferior. I can't imagine what people were thinking!Robert Montgomery's performance alone is untouchable. And, the rest of this cast is also great.
- Louise Burk
One of those comedys you can see over and over again and still enjoy it. In fact I have. My biggest disappointment was when I heard there was a new Mr and Mrs Smith. I ran out to watch it and absolutely hated that movie. Yes, I am older, but not senile and enjoy a good story. Wish they would make more comedies instead of spreading blood and guts all over the screen.