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    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) (Blu-ray)

    If only Francois Truffaut had asked Mr. Hitchcock that question, imagine how different film scholarship would be today.
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    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) (Blu-ray)

    Will, I think you may have been misunderstanding me. MR & MRS SMITH is not a screwball comedy, nor the others I referenced. According to my old film prof Jim Harvey, they're "comedies of re-marriage". Screwball, as you state, are more farces, like BRINGING UP BABY or NOTHING SACRED. These are...
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    Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) (Blu-ray)

    From my perspective, it's more a comedy of remarriage, along with films such as THE AWFUL TRUTH, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY & MY FAVORITE WIFE. The husband & wife either divorce or discover, as in MR AND MRS SMITH, their marriage is invalid, decide to play the field but keep running...
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