Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant month (Post 7 of 14)

The Awful Truth

This is the first of a series of popular Cary Grant screwball comedies made during the 30’s and 40’s. Irene Dunne plays Grant's wife/ex-wife/future wife. Poor ole second banana Ralph Bellamy is the Oklahoma suitor to Ms. Dunne who we know doesn’t stand a chance of landing her with Grant around.

There are four Grant comedies on the 1001 list (The Awful Truth, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday) and the question may come up whether or not that's too many. I wouldn't, but if you make me leave one out, I might omit The Awful Truth, though I don't really want to do that either.

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