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The Awful Truth

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Starring (View all)
Irene Dunne Irene Dunne
Lucy Warriner
Cary Grant Cary Grant
Jerry Warriner
Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy
Daniel Leeson
Alexander D Alexander D'Arcy
Armand Duvalle
Cecil Cunningham Cecil Cunningham
Aunt Patsy
Molly Lamont Molly Lamont
Barbara Vance
Esther Dale Esther Dale
Mrs. Leeson
Joyce Compton Joyce Compton
Dixie Belle Lee


Written by
Sidney Buchman Sidney Buchman
uncredited


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A classic

4 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 13 7:35
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it seemed to have a really solid reputation (it was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award among other things), I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, even though this movie is considered as one of the best screwball comedies ever made, I have to admit that I had a really hard time to care about the damned t... read more
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Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Among their strategies: Jerry's court-decreed visitation rights with Mr. Smith, their pet fox terrier, and Lucy's flamboyant impersonation of Jerry's brassy "sister" before his prospective bride's scandalized family.
Release date: 21 October 1937
UPC: 043396077638
Tags: Comedy (12), Romance (9), 1930s (7), Aunt (6), Marriage (6), Screwball (6), Divorce (5), 1937 (5), Dog (5), New York City (5), Cary Grant (5), Piano (5), Heiress (4), Cabin (4), Nightclub (4), Black & White (4), Infidelity (4), Bw (3), New York (2), Convertible (2)
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" Notes: To be honest, even though this movie is considered as one of the best screwball comedies ever made, I have to admit that I had a really hard time to care about the damned thing after all. In fact, I think it probably have to do with some technical issues I had with the video I saw on YouTube. Indeed, visually, the quality was fine but, unfortunately, the sound was out of synch. Indeed, this movie became famous because it was mostly improvised and timing is crucial in comedy. In this cas"


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johanlefourbe posted a review 4 months, 3 weeks ago

A classic

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it seemed to have a really solid reputation (it was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award among other things), I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, even though this movie is considered as one of the best screwball comedies ever made, I have to admit that I had a really hard time to care about the damned thing after all. In fact, I think it probably have to do with some technical issues I had with the video I saw on YouTube. Indeed, visually, the quality was fine but, unfortunately, the sound was out of synch. Indeed, this movie became famous because it was mostly improvised and timing is crucial in comedy. In this case, since all the sound was out of synch, the timing was basically ruined and, as ” read more

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