Rent The Awful Truth (1937)

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1h 27min
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Synopsis:
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 others 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 irresistible.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Leo McCarey
Writers:
Viña Delmar, Arthur Richman, Sidney Buchman
Others:
Viña Delmar, Al Clark
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Romance
Awards:

1938 Oscar Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/03/2003
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/04/2018
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey
  • New video essay by film critic David Cairns on Cary Grant's performance
  • Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring Grant and Claudette Colbert
  • An essay by film critic Molly Haskell

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