The Aweful Truth (1937)

This movie will be remembered as the first Cary Grant movie I ever picked up. Unlike his other classics, this movie doesn’t have a great story, but if one went back to the era of the 1930’s I am sure the theme of the film would have reflected the mood of many people, especially after their marriage.

 He stars as a husband who ends up having differences with his wife, played by Irene Dunne. The plot begins with the introductory scene itself and what happens later is a series of funny conversations and situations that kept me going till the end of the movie.

Cary Grant, who makes every attempt to ruin his wife’s future marriage prospects by continually interfering in her personal life while both wait for the divorce, played the role of a married bachelor to perfection.

Irene Dunne compliments the same to upset Cary’s prospects. Since I am a big fan of Cary Grant, I would say this movie was the first to showcase his comic persona, which became his trademark as he became a legend in the world of cinema.

This movie is about married couples, their differences, divorce, J factor, etc.

Released in 1937, The Awful Truth starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy, to name a few, was voted as the best screwball comedies of the 1930s. This effort also won director Leo McCarey the best director Oscar.

For Fashion pundits, this movie is stylish concerning its outfits, especially the one worn by Irene Dunne in the first scene.