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The Awful Truth

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In one of the supreme screwball comedies, young husband and wife Jerry and Lucy (Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, respectively), suspicious that the other is having an affair, start divorce proceedings and see each other only when Jerry visits their dog, who is held in joint custody. As Lucy shows signs of falling for her oil-tycoon neighbor, Jerry goes to outrageous lengths to break them up. And Jerry's own whirlwind courtship of a social darling hits snags as Lucy pretends to be his inebriated showgirl sister during Jerry's meeting with his girlfriend's parents. Stuck in an isolated cabin the eve their divorce becomes final, Lucy and Jerry discover the awful truth that they still love each other. The wonderful Leo McCarey directed THE AWFUL TRUTH, which was based on the 1922 play by Arthur Richman.

    Academy Awards Best Director 1937 Leo McCarey Director/producer/screenwriter

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 07763

  • Credits
    Cary Grant, Archibald Alexander Leach, Irene Dunne, Irene Marie Dunne, Ralph Bellamy, Cecil Cunningham, Mary Forbes, Alex D'Arcy, Joyce Compton, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A lively, ever-surprising tribute to human perversity, its one of the most remarkable pictures of Tinseltown's golden age..."
    Premiere

    "The definitive comedy about a divorcing couple..."
    USA Today

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