The Awful Truth


The Awful Truth, Leo McCarey, 1937.

English with subtitles in Spanish, 91 min.

The great 1930s screwball comedy about equality between men and women, with the dream actor and actress hitting it off and conscientiously honing their comic skills. The premise is simple, open to any possible outcome: at the beginning of the movie Irene Dunne and Cary Grant are a married couple who initiate divorce proceedings and spend the rest of the movie incapable of going through with it, and unable to resist their mutual attraction. A spectator doesn’t know how much joy they can stand until they see The Awful Truth.

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