The Awful Truth

by Leo McCarey 1h31min United States 1937
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Arnaud Desplechin

Irene Dunne's laugh is just as valuable to me as the art of Leo McCarey.


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The Awful Truth
by Leo McCarey

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.

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  • Irene Dunne : Lucy Warriner
  • Cary Grant : Jerry Warriner
  • Ralph Bellamy : Daniel Leeson
  • And with: Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale, Joyce Compton, Robert Allen, Robert Warwick, Mary Forbes


  • Director Leo McCarey
  • Scenario Viña Delmar
  • Original work author Arthur Richman
  • Photo director Joseph Walker
  • Set Design Babs Johnstone, Stephen Goosson, Lionel Banks
  • Costume Design Robert Kalloch
  • Sound Edward Bernds
  • Editing Al Clark
  • Original music George Parrish
  • Producer Columbia Pictures, Leo McCarey
  • Production Compagny Colombia Pictures
  • Distributor Sony Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1937
  • Release date for France04/20/1938
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish, Italian, French
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