The Awful Truth

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The Awful Truth U

Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant

Country: US
Year: 1937
Duration: 88m

Cary Grant and Irene Dunne are young marrieds Jerry and Lucy, whose mutual deceptions lead to an acrimonious divorce — particularly over the question of who gets to keep their beloved terrier Mr. Smith. A series of attempted and aborted reconciliations, disastrous engagements to new beaus, masquerades and public embarrassments culminates in a memorable night in a log cabin. - TIFF


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