The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth

DVD - 2018
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"In this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) 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. But try as they might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can't help meddling in Lucy's ill-matched engagement to a corn-fed Oklahoma businessman (Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey, a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, The Awful Truth is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistable"--Container.
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2018]
Edition: DVD special edition
Copyright Date: ©1937
Branch Call Number: AWF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital mono
video file,DVD video,region 1

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stephen_r_ferg
May 29, 2020

I wanted to like this, but the plot was just too stupid.

Edwamau Apr 25, 2020

Another fun comedy with Cary Grant. Though I feel that "His Girl Friday" with Rosalind Russell as Cary Grant's co-star is a step above.

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kerve13
Jul 15, 2019

Pretty good. I'd recommend Philadelphia Story before this one though.

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bodegajay0591
Jul 09, 2019

Please, SAPL, get the Criterion Collection edition.

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soundspace
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.

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Keogh
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.

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ms_mustard
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

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Pyewkt
Sep 16, 2018

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

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moonbk
Jul 24, 2018

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

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desmondghyoung
Jun 03, 2018

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

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Janice21383
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.

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Janice21383
May 27, 2012

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

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Janice21383
May 27, 2012

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

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