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The Awful TruthMarried couple Lucy and Jerry Warriner both suspect the other of cheating and find themselves in divorce court. Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson.
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Directors of "The Awful Truth"Leo McCareyBirthdate: 3 October 1896, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "The Awful Truth"Viña DelmarBirthdate: 29 January 1903, New York City, New York, USAArthur RichmanBirthdate: 16 April 1886, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Awful Truth"Chicago ReaderMay 27, 2008
Leo McCarey's largely improvised 1937 film is one of the funniest of the screwball comedies, and also one of the most serious at heart.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Zappy, sophisticated screwball comedy with Grant and Dunne displaying perfect timing.New York TimesMay 21, 2003
To be frank, The Awful Truth is awfully unimportant, but it is also one of the more laughable screen comedies of 1937, a fairly good vintage year.Film4May 27, 2008
A joy.Reel Film ReviewsApril 10, 2007
...has earned its reputation as one of the most effective screwball comedies from the 1930s.EmanuelLevy.ComNovember 09, 2006
One of the best screwball comedies (of remarriage) ever made, based on the astute mise-en-scene of director Leo McCarey (who won an Oscar) and superb turns from Cary Grant and Irene Dunne as the sparrying partners.Film-Forward.comFebruary 17, 2006
The look of love [Grant] gives co-star Irene Dunne, captured not in a close-up but a medium-wide shot, could melt anyone.Decent Films GuideFebruary 10, 2006
One should be rooting for Cary Grant to get the girl, which means he ought to deserve her — and if that's more or less the case here, well, it's only because the girl turns out to be no great shakes either.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJanuary 07, 2006
A smart screwball comedy from the 1930s that's given the Lubitsch touch by director Leo McCarey.Combustible CelluloidDecember 06, 2005
Its sophistication convinced the Academy that it was more than "just" a comedy and they awarded McCarey the Best Director OscarNick's Flick PicksAugust 16, 2003
Episodic but sublime screwball comedy, with Grant and Dunne at their most alluring.PopMattersApril 04, 2003
As pleasurable as anything a Hollywood studio and the star system ever produced.
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