The Awful Truth

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In this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. read more
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In this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. But try as they might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can’t help meddling in Lucy’s ill-matched engagement to a corn-fed Oklahoma businessman (Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey, a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, The Awful Truth is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible.

Original Release

10/21/1937

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Cast

Cary Grant Jerry Warriner
Irene Dunne Lucy Warriner
Ralph Bellamy Daniel Leeson
Mary Forbes Mrs. Vance
Cecil Cunningham Aunt Patsy
Alexander D'Arcy Armand Duvalle
Molly Lamont Barbara Vance
Esther Dale Mrs. Leeson
Joyce Compton Dixie Belle Lee
Robert Warwick Mr. Vance
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Leo McCarey

Writers

Sidney Buchman, Viña Delmar, Arthur Richman

Cast

Cary Grant Jerry Warriner
Irene Dunne Lucy Warriner
Ralph Bellamy Daniel Leeson
Mary Forbes Mrs. Vance
Cecil Cunningham Aunt Patsy
Alexander D'Arcy Armand Duvalle
Molly Lamont Barbara Vance
Esther Dale Mrs. Leeson
Joyce Compton Dixie Belle Lee
Robert Warwick Mr. Vance
Claud Allister Lord Fabian (uncredited)
Al Bridge Motor Cop (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing Motor Cop (uncredited)
Wyn Cahoon Mrs. Barnsley (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards Lucy's Attorney's Wife (uncredited)
Bess Flowers Viola Heath (uncredited)
Mitchell Harris Jerry's Attorney (uncredited)
Dell Henderson Vance's Butler (uncredited)
Scott Kolk Mr. Barnsley (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Producers

Editors

Al Clark

1938 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1938 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1938 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1938 Oscar Best Director Won
1938 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1938 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
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