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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
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy
Director:
Leo McCarey
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
French
Subtitle Languages:

English

Run Time:
approx. 1 hour 31 minutes
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Theatrical Release Year:
2018

The Awful Truth - The Criterion Collection

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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
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy
Director:
Leo McCarey
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
French
Subtitle Languages:

English

Run Time:
approx. 1 hour 31 minutes
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Theatrical Release Year:
2018
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