The awful truth

Columbia Pictures Corporation

DVD - 2018

A separated couple sabotages each other's love affairs while waiting for their divorce decree to become final.

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Criterion collection ; 917.
Screwball comedy films
Romantic comedy films
Comedy films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection [2018]
DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; full screen
Item Description
Based on a play by Arthur Richman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Special features: New 4K digital restoration; New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey; New video essay by film critic David Cairns on Cary Grant's performance; Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring Grant and Claudette Colbert; An essay by Molly Haskell.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural.
Rating: Not rated.
Production Credits
Cinematography, Joseph Walker ; editor, Al Clark ; music, Morris W. Stoloff.
Corporate Author
Columbia Pictures Corporation (presenter)
Other Authors
Leo McCarey (film director), Viña Delmar, 1903-1990 (screenwriter), Irene Dunne, 1898-1990 (actor), Cary Grant, 1904-1986 (lyricist), Ralph Bellamy, 1904-1991 (-), Alex D'Arcy, 1908-1996, Cecil Cunningham, 1888-1959, Molly Lamont, 1910-2001, Esther Dale, 1885-1961, Joyce Compton, 1907-1997, Robert Allen, 1906-1998, Milton Drake, 1912-2006, Arthur Richman, 1886-1944
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Screwball to the max, from 1937. Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

A comic genius over decades. Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant and Irene Dunne exude charm and cunning as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey, The Awful Truth is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible.