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The Awful Truth (1937) Poster

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Much of the film was improvised by director Leo McCarey and the cast during filming each day.
The dog playing Mr. Smith was named Skippy, but was best known for his role in The Thin Man movies as Asta.
First of three movies that paired Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.
Cary Grant was so convinced this film was not working, he begged to released during production. The film turned out to be a big hit.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 18, 1955 with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles.
Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 50 Greatest Comedies of All Time" in 2006.
Adapted from a Broadway play. The original stage production of "The Awful Truth" opened on Sept. 18, 1922 at Henry Miller's Theatre in New York and ran for 144 performances.
It was in this film that Irene Dunne first utters the name 'Jerry The Nipper' implying that Grant's character was often fond of a stiff drink or two.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 11, 1939 with Cary Grant reprising his film role.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 17, 1940 with Ralph Bellamy reprising his film role.
Tay Garnett turned down an offer to direct the movie.
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Remake of the 1929 film that starred Ina Claire and Henry Daniell as the Warriners.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 10, 1941 with Ralph Bellamy reprising his film role.

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