The Awful Truth 1937 G

3.00PM Sat 13 Jun 2020 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

The Awful Truth will screen from an imported 35mm print.

‘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.’ Criterion

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 90 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: LEO MCCAREY / SCRIPT: VIÑA DELMAR / BASED ON THE PLAY BY ARTHUR RICHMAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOSEPH WALKER / EDITOR: AL CLARK / PROD CO: COLOUMBIA PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE: UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE / RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM