GenreComedy, Crime, Mystery Music directorDaniele Amfitheatrof LanguageEnglish
CastGracie Allen (Pamela North), William Post Jr. (Gerald P. North), Paul Kelly (Lieutenant Weigand), Rose Hobart (Carol Brent), Virginia Grey (Jane Wilson), Tom Conway (Louis Berex) WriterOwen Davis, Richard Lockridge Similar moviesSecretary, The Accidental Husband, You Can't Take It with You, Woman of the Year, P.O. Box Tinto Brass, Shooting Fish
TaglineGracie says: "There's been a burglar here! Nobody but a burglar would put anything on my dressing table in the right place. I never do."
Mr. and Mrs. North is a 1942 American 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).
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.
Gracie Allen as Pamela 'Pam' North
William Post Jr. as Gerald P. 'Gerry' North
Paul Kelly as Det. Lieutenant Luke Weigand
Rose Hobart as Carol Brent
Virginia Grey as Jane Wilson
Tom Conway as Louis Berex
Felix Bressart as Arthur Talbot, Fowler Brush Salesman