The Awful Truth

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  • Comedy
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Zappy, sophisticated screwball comedy with Grant and Dunne displaying perfect timing as the husband and wife who get divorced and then, after enjoying quick flings with a cabaret artiste and an oil tycoon respectively, decide to get together again. A routine story perhaps, but McCarey transforms it , through his customary affection for his characters and taut pacing, into delightfully effective entertainment. The erotically teasing ending, with a black cat obstinately barring the communicating bedroom door which the almost un-estranged couple are praying will open, has a delicacy of touch that Lubitsch rarely managed.

Release details

Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Leo McCarey
Screenwriter: ViƱa Delmar
Cast: Cecil Cunningham
Alexander D'Arcy
Cary Grant
Ralph Bellamy
Irene Dunne

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