Saturday, January 23, 2016
Screwball Watch: The Awful Truth (1937)
It seems like this is the 3rd of 4th movie I've seen from about this era in which the theme is "rich people in New York ponder divorce, remember they like each other. Everyone is polite. Big Laughs."
It is funny. It works. Both Cary Grant and Irene Dunne are really terrific. Irene Dunne is quite lovely and wears a wide array of architectural dreams as gowns. It's all very light and fluffy and fun, and I will remember nothing about the movie later, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend it. Because it also has a very cute dog named "Mr. Smith".