Screening of "The Awful Truth" with discussion afterward

The Awful Truth (1937) The first screen pairing of Irene Dunne and Cary Grant is an absolute gem. This Academy Award winning comedy has everything: great acting, dialogue, and a wonderful cast of supporting players. Lucy (Dunne) and Jerry (Grant) Warriner are facing divorce, but do they really want to break up? Lucy finds herself involved with a rich oil tycoon and Jerry starts courting a young woman from a well-heeled aristocratic family. Both try to foil the others’ new romances, while refusing to face the awful truth, that they’re still in love with each other. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including a third Best Actress nod for Dunne. Director Leo McCarey (Love Affair, Going My Way,) won an Academy Award for his direction.

General Admission: $5, Students and Senior Citizens: $3

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  • Melinda

    Another great Cary Grant movie is on TCM, the Talk of the Town, starring him and Jean Arthur! One of the my favorites xoxo!

    2 · January 15, 2014

    • Stephen R.

      Hard to go wrong with Grant, Arthur, and Ronald Coleman. Three amazing talents.

      January 16, 2014

  • Chuck S.

    Loved chemistry between Grant and Dunne, Mr. Smith was boffo

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Lee

    The shows at this meet up are always right on for classic movie lovers.

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Stephen R.

      Thank you, Lee. Glad you're enjoying these screenings.

      January 15, 2014

  • Laurie H.

    Staying away tonight because I don't want to distract everyone from the movie with my sniffling and nose-blowing. See you next month for Hepburn!

    January 14, 2014

  • Martha B.

    The film was classic!!

    January 15, 2014

  • Colleen

    Great film.... Thanks Stephen for your organization and your excellent knowledge of classic film!!!! Had a very nice time and it was nice to meet everyone. See you next time :)

    2 · January 14, 2014

    • Stephen R.

      Thank you, Colleen. I was great meeting you and hope to see you again soon!

      January 15, 2014

  • Stephen R.

    I never tire of seeing "The Awful Truth." Irene Dunne and Cary Grant were the ideal movie pair.

    January 15, 2014

  • Joanna B

    Look forward to seeing all in the New Year!!

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Martha B.

    This is another movie that I've never seen before, I'm really looking forward to a toasty, warm viewing with a large cup of eggnog latte.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Melinda

    Love this movie, and especially, Jean Arthur & Cary Grant!

    July 23, 2013

    • Stephen R.

      We'll discuss that a bit, but Screwball comedy is like film noir. The "rules," so to speak, were developed after the movies were produced. Screwball comedies are basically farces where there is mistaken identities or ridiculous situations that in real life could be cleared up in 2 minutes. Also it's kind of a battle of the sexes with women usually getting the upper hand.

      1 · July 25, 2013

    • Melinda

      Wow! Didn't know that. Thanks!

      July 27, 2013

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