The Awful Truth
Dir. Leo McCarey (1937).
The great Irene Dunne brought warmth, beauty and expert timing to all her roles, and here she's ideally matched with Cary Grant as a couple on the verge of divorce involved in a custody battle over their pet terrier. Rich with wit, this is one of the more cunning screwball comedies of the 1930s.
Fri., Dec. 11, 2:50, 6:30 & 10:10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 12, 2:50, 6:30 & 10:10 p.m., 2009
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