The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth

DVD - 2018
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Cary Grant and Irene Dunne exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other's infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. Try as they each might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can't help but meddle in Lucy's ill-matched engagement to a corn-fed Oklahoma businessman, and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
ISBN: 9781681434230
Branch Call Number: AWF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
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Jan 13, 2019

The acting ensemble here is great and the dog was hilarious. I didn't know about this movie till recently, glad I took the time to see it.
There are also extensive special features including in this criterion film which spotlight on the leads and how the film came together.

Dec 10, 2018

A hilarious comedy from the golden age gets the Criterion treatment. Irene Dunne and Cary Grant play a married couple whose marriage ends up on the rocks in this light-hearted tale that finds the pair not quite sure about going through with a divorce or not, and going out of their way to sabotage each other's attempted relationships. The actors seem to have a ball playing off each other, and the film is a treat. They don't make them like this anymore.

Oct 15, 2018

a very enjoyable Grant/Dunn comedy from the 1930s
the special features explain how Grant came to be the amusing debonair pratfall artist that we can enjoy in so many films over his lifetime

Sep 16, 2018

Five Stars... My favorite movie! Cary and Irene are great, as is Mr. Smith the wire fox terrier. Hysterical, love it!

Jul 24, 2018

This movie is a bit dated but that's to be expected. But, who doesn't love Cary Grant!

Jun 03, 2018

Cary Grant never disappoints me. Just watch Father Goose the fourth time.

May 07, 2018

The script is a little too stupid for me. Doesn't work the way "His Girl Friday" does.

LPL_RandiH Nov 09, 2017

One of the best comedies of the 30s. A luminescent Irene Dunn whose comic timing could not be better. A suave and bemused Cary Grant. Ralph Bellamy at his clueless-est. Grant and Dunn seem truly to enjoy playing off of each other (I bet the outtakes were hilarious.) So many perfectly realized scenes -- too many to call out especially for the one in the night club, both at the table, during the entertainment and especially on the dance floor AND the one in which Dunn morphs from the sophisticated Lucy into the rather racier Lola. I'll leave you with a question: Who, if anyone, was unfaithful?

Apr 01, 2016

Superb. Not quite as good as His Girl Friday, but what is.

Mar 31, 2016

VERY GOOD 1937 comedy which was a bit slow taking off - I almost bailed after first half hour - but it picked up and I rather enjoyed it's broad comedic style and got a few laughs.
Cary Grant provided rather smooth acting - as did Mr. Smith (the dog).

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May 27, 2012

I had three or four (drinks) before I came, but they're starting to wear off, and you know how THAT is.

May 27, 2012

I guess it's easier for her to change her name, than her whole family to change theirs.

May 27, 2012

That's the trouble with modern marriage. People IMAGINING things.

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