The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth
  • NR
  • 1h 31m
  • 1937
Fresh93%
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Director Leo McCarey won an Oscar® and star Irene Dunne was nominated (one of her five Best Actress nominations) for The Awful Truth, one of the most captivating screwball comedies ever made. A comic battlefield presided over by two superbly-matched sparring partners, The Awful Truth also stars Cary Grant as the other half of a couple facing divorce and fighting over custody of their beloved dog, Mr. Smith. Somewhere before the final divorce decree, however, Jerry decides he wants Lucy back, only to learn that she's marrying a country bumpkin (hilariously played by Ralph Bellamy). Jerry counters with an engagement to the aristocratic Molly Lamont, sparking a sexy, sophisticated battle of wits that ranks among the wackiest comedies in screen history.
© 1937 renewed 1965 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: Great comic direction by Leo McCarrey and memorable onscreen chemistry from stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne make this screwball comedy a charmer.
Reviews
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

Zappy, sophisticated screwball comedy with Grant and Dunne displaying perfect timing.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
B.R. Crisler
Fresh

To be frank, The Awful Truth is awfully unimportant, but it is also one of the more laughable scre...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 21, 1937
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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