The Awful Truth 04/07/18

The Criterion Collection

Charlie Largent of Trailers from Hell writes up what is possibly the best Screwball Comedy of them all, Leo McCarey’s hilarious take on a phffft marriage that just won’t die: the separated partners just can’t stop tease-flirting with each other. Cary Grant pulls awful tricks on the new man in Irene Dunne’s life, and she puts on an crazy impersonation to humiliate him, etc. Even the dog formerly known as Asta is funny. With the ever-suffering Ralph Bellamy, the most generous actor of his time. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.