The Awful Truth (1937)
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I agree about Irene Dunn. I also caught more than one "literal tip of the hat to Buster Keaton". Also also, the scene where Joyce Compton (Dixie Bell) is singing her song, that part seemed awfully similar to Marilyn Monroe's later famous subway scene in The Seven Year Itch.
There are a lot of fun bits in The Awful Truth, a screwball comedy in which Cary Grant and Irene Dunne get divorced for no good reason - well, mistrust and jealousy - and immediately regret it, though they can't really admit to that. This is apparently where a reluctant Grant created his well-known onscreen persona and you really can't tell it's his first attempt at the comic suave jerk. His performance seems effortless. Dunne is more than his equal, really in her element with improvised shtick and slightly mad reactions. Stealing every scene however is Mr. Smith, a very cute and highly trained canine actor (the cat's not bad either, but has a much smaller role). Now, I wouldn't call Irene Dunne sexy on any given day of the week, but that last scene between them manages to be pretty steamy. And romantic. And funny. And clever. Ends on a great note, no dog required.
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This movie ranks #22 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
This movie ranks #42 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time
This movie ranks #48 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #68 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs
This movie ranks #74 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #77 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
This movie ranks #109 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #181 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #190 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
This movie ranks #410 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #460 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #818 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #1113 in The Criterion Collection