The Awful Truth (1937)

As the final movie in our comedy of remmariage series, on Friday, june 12th, we will be showing “The Awful Truth”, and reading the last chapter of Cavell’s book:

The Same and the Different

THE AWFUL TRUTH

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant

Jerry and Lucy Warriner lead madcap screwball high society lives in New York City. Despite being very happy, they start to doubt each other’s fidelity. Finally they decide to divorce. Lucy wins custody of the dog but Jerry secures visitation rights. Before their divorce is final they both become engaged to other people. She meets Dan Leeson, a rich but boring Oklahoma oil man who travels with his mother. Jerry courts Barbara Vance,debutante and heiress. Each does their best to foil the other’s plans, with hilarious results.

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