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The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth

1937 / 90min / DCP

DIRECTOR: LEO MCCAREY

CAST: CARY GRANT, IRENE DUNNE, RALPH BELLAMY, MOLLY LAMONT

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne at their most charming—which is just about as charming as anyone ever was—co-star as a pair of sparring soon-to-be-divorcées who, despite stated irreconcilable differences, can’t help but undermine one another’s chances for new love with, respectively, Molly Lamont and Ralph Bellamy. Director McCarey’s improv-friendly set proved to be the mother of invention, and so great was the chemistry between the two that many more on-screen pairings would follow—though none, perhaps, with the same rat-a-tat timing and feather- light sense of fun.