Comedy Film Festival 2012

“The Awful Truth”

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne in "The Awful Truth" (Columbia, 1937)

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne in “The Awful Truth” (Columbia, 1937)

“The Awful Truth” (Columbia, 1937). Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play Jerry and Lucy Warriner, an erudite married couple that has decided to call it quits. After the judge gives them a 90-day waiting period until their divorce is final, the couple does all that they can to wreck each other’s potential romantic options. Along the way, they realize an awful truth–that maybe they’re really in love with each other after all. A classic screwball comedy with terrific performances by Grant and Dunne. Also stars Ralph Bellamy. Written by Viña Delmar. Based on the play by Arthur Richman. Directed by Leo McCarey. “And if you get bored in Oklahoma City, you can always go over to Tulsa for the weekend!”