The Talk of the Town

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When a charming fugitive, a beautiful teacher, and a stuffy lawyer are forced to become roommates, their unconventional relationship is suddenly THE TALK OF THE TOWN in this madcap romantic comedy. When accused arsonist Leopold Dilg (Cary Grant) escapes... read more
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When a charming fugitive, a beautiful teacher, and a stuffy lawyer are forced to become roommates, their unconventional relationship is suddenly THE TALK OF THE TOWN in this madcap romantic comedy. When accused arsonist Leopold Dilg (Cary Grant) escapes jail, he hides out in the home of friend Nora(Jean Arthur). Posing as a gardener, Dilg teams up with Nora to convince her summer tenant, Supreme Court candidate Michael Lightcap (Ronald Colman, Lost Horizon) that Dilg was framed. The zaniness never stops as the three of them dodge the cops, try to snag the real crooks and discover along the way that both men have fallen for Nora. But who has captured Nora's heart? Find out with THE TALK OF THE TOWN, a sparkling gem from Hollywood's Golden Age of Comedy, nominated for seven Academy Awards®including Best Picture.

Original Release

08/20/1942

US Release

08/20/1942

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Cast

Cary Grant Leopold Dilg / Leopold Dilg - Joseph
Jean Arthur Nora Shelley / Miss Nora Shelley
Ronald Colman Professor Michael Lightcap
Edgar Buchanan Sam Yates
Glenda Farrell Regina Bush
Charles Dingle Andrew Holmes
Emma Dunn Mrs. Shelley
Leonid Kinskey Jan Pulaski
Tom Tyler Clyde Bracken
Don Beddoe Police Chief
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Stevens

Writers

Irwin Shaw, Dale Van Every, Sidney Harmon, Sidney Buchman

Cast

Cary Grant Leopold Dilg / Leopold Dilg - Joseph
Jean Arthur Nora Shelley / Miss Nora Shelley
Ronald Colman Professor Michael Lightcap
Edgar Buchanan Sam Yates
Glenda Farrell Regina Bush
Charles Dingle Andrew Holmes
Emma Dunn Mrs. Shelley
Leonid Kinskey Jan Pulaski
Tom Tyler Clyde Bracken
Don Beddoe Police Chief
Al Bridge Desk Sergeant
Lloyd Bridges Donald Forrester
Gino Corrado Nightclub Waiter
Joe Cunningham McGuire
Frank McLure Nightclub Patron
Clarence Muse Supreme Court Doorkeeper
Frank O'Connor Courtroom Spectator
Lee 'Lasses' White Hound Keeper
Sam Ash Supreme Court Spectator
Holger Bendixen Townsman

Producers

Editors

Otto Meyer

1943 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Writing, Original Story Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1943 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
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