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Title The awful truth [(DVD) videorecording] / directed by Leo McCarey.

Edition DVD special edition.
Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F AWFUL    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
mono rdacpc
Dolby digital
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 917.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural; black & white.
Language English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired (SDH).
Cast 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.
Note Based on a play by Arthur Richman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Special features: New 4K digital restoration; New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey; "Tell me lies about Cary Grant," a 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; in booklet, an essay by Molly Haskell.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Summary "IIn 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
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Divorce -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1937.
Genre DVD-Video discs.
Closed captioning.
Screwball comedy films.
Romantic comedy films.
Comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
DVD-video discs.
Added Author 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.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Richman, Arthur, 1886-1944. Awful truth.
Columbia Pictures Corporation, presenter, production company.
Added Title Awful truth (Motion picture : 1937)
Standard No. 715515213516
Music No. CC2873D The Criterion Collection
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