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The Awful Truth
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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


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Viña Delmar Viña Delmar
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Arthur Richman Arthur Richman
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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 (8), Marriage (6), Screwball (6), Aunt (6), 1937 (6), Divorce (5), Piano (5), Cary Grant (5), New York City (5), Dog (5), Cabin (4), Infidelity (4), Heiress (4), Black & White (4), Nightclub (4), Bw (3), Usa (2), New York (2)
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