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Friday, July 06, 2007

The Awful Truth (1937)

Another cute Cary Grant film. Jerry Warriner (Grant) has been away on holiday. He told his wife, Lucy (Irene Dunne) that he was in Florida but that is not true. When he returns from his "vacation" he learns that Lucy has not been sitting at home counting the days til his return. She has been out with her vocal coach, Armand (Alexander D'Arcy), and even had to spend the night with him after being stranded on their return from a performance. Soon Lucy learns that Jerry was not telling her the truth about his trip and they file for divorce. Soon Lucy and her aunt, Patsy (Cecil Cunningham), move into an apartment. There Lucy meets a oil tycoon named Dan Leeson (Ralph Bellamy), who is visiting New York from Oklahoma with his mother. Soon Lucy and Dan are engaged and Jerry does not like it. Can Jerry and Lucy overcome their suspicions of each other before it is to late?

This was a very enjoyable movie. Grant and Dunn had great chemistry together, which explains why they worked together two more times after this film. Bellamy stole the movie as the sweet but ditsy oil tycoon. There were tow earlier version of this film made in 1925 and 1929. There was also a remake made in 1953 called Let's Do It Again. However, this film is worth watching for Grant and Dunne alone.



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