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Shortly after completing a rare drama film entitled They Knew What They Wanted in 1940, Carole Lombard began work on her next screwball, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The director was a newcomer to Hollywood who had already made a name for himself in Britain with his talent for directing suspense films. He was beginning to develop a reputation in the United States as well, and expressed desire to leave his comfort zone and direct a comedy. The director’s name? Alfred Hitchcock.

In light of the newly released biopic about the filming of Psycho, it seems fitting that this installment of the Carole Lombard Filmography Project should focus on Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The sheer versatility of Alfred Hitchcock as a director and producer is often overlooked in the constant praise of his significant and legendary contributions to the horror…

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