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About the Movie
Director Leo McCarey won an Oscar(r) and star Irene Dunne was nominated (one of her five Best Actress nominations) for THE AWFUL TRUTH, one of the most captivating screwball comedies ever made. 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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 23
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: A joy.
Fresh: Zappy, sophisticated screwball comedy with Grant and Dunne displaying perfect timing.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1937
- © 1937, renewed 1965 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.