The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth

Unhappily married Irene Dunne and Cary Grant discover only after their divorce—and fighting for custody of their beloved terrier Mr. Smith—that they are meant to be together after all, and work to sabotage their exes’ relationships with their new loves.

Unhappily married Irene Dunne and Cary Grant discover only after their divorce—and fighting for custody of their beloved terrier Mr. Smith—that they are meant to be together after all, and work to sabotage their exes’ relationships with their new loves. This classic screwball romantic comedy won Leo McCarey his first Directing Oscar, and helped make Supporting Actor nominee Ralph Bellamy the iconic face of the guy-destined-to-get-dumped. 

Director: Leo McCarey. Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D’Arcy. 1937. 90 min. USA. B&W. English. DCP.

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