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Year
1937
Runtime
90 min.
Director
Leo McCarey
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
13,357
Checks
4,279
Favs
370
Dislikes
21
Favs/checks
8.6% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. saudade's avatar

    saudade

    And if you get bored in Oklahoma City, you can always go over to Tulsa for the weekend! 8 years 9 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    There are a lot of fun bits in The Awful Truth, a screwball comedy in which Cary Grant and Irene Dunne get divorced for no good reason - well, mistrust and jealousy - and immediately regret it, though they can't really admit to that. This is apparently where a reluctant Grant created his well-known onscreen persona and you really can't tell it's his first attempt at the comic suave jerk. His performance seems effortless. Dunne is more than his equal, really in her element with improvised shtick and slightly mad reactions. Stealing every scene however is Mr. Smith, a very cute and highly trained canine actor (the cat's not bad either, but has a much smaller role). Now, I wouldn't call Irene Dunne sexy on any given day of the week, but that last scene between them manages to be pretty steamy. And romantic. And funny. And clever. Ends on a great note, no dog required. 4 years ago
  3. BillieDove's avatar

    BillieDove

    I haven't laughed so hard in a while. 12 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #22 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
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  2. This movie ranks #30 in iCheckMovies's 1930s Top 100
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  3. This movie ranks #42 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time
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  4. This movie ranks #48 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #49 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  6. This movie ranks #68 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs
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  7. This movie ranks #74 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  8. This movie ranks #77 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
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  9. This movie ranks #109 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #181 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  11. This movie ranks #190 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  12. This movie ranks #429 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  13. This movie ranks #460 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  14. This movie ranks #818 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  15. This movie ranks #1113 in The Criterion Collection
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