Wednesday, 18 May 2016

the awful truth

On Saturday 7th May we watched The Awful Truth (IMDB, Wikipedia), from 1937, which was pretty good.

I got it and a number of other old Hollywood films for my birthday, as it's my solemn intention to force my womenfolk to watch more of these old films with me - often undeservedly forgotten, having been popular and award-winning in their day, and with very good scripts and performers, and usually quite cheap when you can find them on DVD (or lurking in a daytime schedule). Cary Grant in this one doing his stuff (the Wikipedia entry suggests this film marked the appearance of his 'light comedy persona'; Leo McCarey won the Best Director Oscar for it (Irene Dunne and Ralph Bellamy were nominated for best actress and supporting actor respectively).