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The awful truth / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; a Leo McCarey production ; screen play, Viña Delmar ; directed by Leo McCarey.

Standardized Title:
Awful truth (Motion picture : 1937).
Edition:
DVD special edition.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Series:
Criterion collection ; 917.
Criterion collection ; 917
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (18 unnumbered pages : illustrations : 19 cm)
4 3/4 in.
stamping
Subjects:
Richman, Arthur, 1886-1944 -- Film adaptations.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Divorce -- Drama.
Divorce
Man-woman relationships
Form/Genre:
Screwball comedy films.
Romantic comedy films.
Comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romantic comedy films.
Screwball comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
digital
optical
mono
Dolby Digital
full screen (1.37:1)
NTSC
video file
DVD video
region 1
Summary:
"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 irresistable"--Container.
Participant:
Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale, Joyce Compton, Robert Allen, Robert Warwick, Mary Forbes.
Credits:
Director of photography, Joseph Walker; film editor, Al Clark ;music, Ben Oakland; lyrics, Milton Drake.
Notes:
Based on The awful truth / by Arthur Richman.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1937.
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.
Contributor:
McCarey, Leo, film director, film producer.
Delmar, Viña, 1903-1990, screenwriter.
Dunne, Irene, 1898-1990, actor.
Grant, Cary, 1904-1986, actor.
Bellamy, Ralph, 1904-1991, actor.
D'Arcy, Alex, 1908-1996, actor.
Cunningham, Cecil, 1888-1959, actor.
Lamont, Molly, 1910-2001, actor.
Dale, Esther, 1885-1961, actor.
Compton, Joyce, 1907-1997, actor.
Allen, Robert, 1906-1998, actor.
Walker, Joseph B., director of photography.
Clark, Al, 1902-1971, editor of moving image work.
Oakland, Ben, 1907-1979, composer (expression)
Drake, Milton, 1912-2006, lyricist.
Columbia Pictures Corporation, presenter, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN:
9781681434230
1681434237
OCLC:
1027222650
Publisher Number:
715515213516
CC2873DDVD The Criterion Collection
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