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Cary Grant and Irene Dunne charm in Leo McCarey’s Oscar‐winning screwball comedy…

In this Oscar®‐winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne (Love Affair) exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. Try as they each might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can’t help but meddle in Lucy’s ill matched engagement to a corn‐fed Oklahoma businessman (His Girl Friday’s Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey (Make Way for Tomorrow), a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, The Awful Truth is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible.

Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey
  • New video essay by film critic David Cairns on actor Cary Grant’s performance
  • Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring actor Claudette Colbert
  • and Grant
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
approx. 1 hour 31 minutes
Director:
Leo McCarey
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Cary Grant

Irene Dunne

Ralph Bellamy
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
2018
Main Language:
French
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
The Criterion Collection

The Awful Truth - The Criterion Collection

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne charm in Leo McCarey’s Oscar‐winning screwball comedy…

In this Oscar®‐winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne (Love Affair) exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. Try as they each might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can’t help but meddle in Lucy’s ill matched engagement to a corn‐fed Oklahoma businessman (His Girl Friday’s Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey (Make Way for Tomorrow), a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, The Awful Truth is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible.

Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey
  • New video essay by film critic David Cairns on actor Cary Grant’s performance
  • Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring actor Claudette Colbert
  • and Grant
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
approx. 1 hour 31 minutes
Director:
Leo McCarey
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Cary Grant

Irene Dunne

Ralph Bellamy
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
2018
Main Language:
French
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
The Criterion Collection

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Good quality screwball comedy

A nice Criterion presentation of a clean restoration. The visuals are decent though heavy on film grain - which is authentic and is to be expected from film stock of this age. The film itself stands up to more famous screwballs like Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday etc. Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play really well together. In the extras documentary it is said that this was essentially Grant’s first film in which he nailed the Cary Grant formula to be used from there onwards. Recommended for any fan of vintage cinema,