The Talk of the Town

The Talk of the Town
The Talk of the Town
  • NR
  • 1h 57m
  • 1942
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When a charming fugitive, a beautiful teacher, and a stuffy lawyer are forced to become roommates, their unconventional relationship is suddenly The Talk of the Town in this madcap romantic comedy. When accused arsonist Leopold Dilg (Cary Grant) escapes jail, he hides out in the home of friend Nora(Jean Arthur). Posing as a gardener, Dilg teams up with Nora to convince her summer tenant, Supreme Court candidate Michael Lightcap (Ronald Colman, Lost Horizon) that Dilg was framed. The zaniness never stops as the three of them dodge the cops, try to snag the real crooks and discover along the way that both men have fallen for Nora. But who has captured Nora's heart? Find out with The Talk of the Town, a sparkling gem from Hollywood's Golden Age of Comedy, nominated for seven Academy Awards® including Best Picture.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Time Out
Tom Milne

An attractive serio-comic tale of civic corruption.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

It may be off beam in its philosophy, but its quality of humor is not strained.

June 21, 2017
Emanuel Levy

Though verbose, this darkly humorous film benefits from star power of Cary Grant in atypical role,...

June 21, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz

The acting by Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, and Ronald Colman is top-notch.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:July 22, 1942
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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