The Awful TruthThe Awful Truth
is a 1937 romantic comedy
film. The plot concerns the machinations of a soon-to-be-divorced couple (Irene Dunne
and Cary Grant
), who go to great lengths to try to ruin each other's romantic escapades. It also stars Ralph Bellamy.
The film was written by Sidney Buchman (uncredited) and Viņa Delmar, from the play by Arthur Richman. It was directed by Leo McCarey.
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. McCarey won for Best Director
The film has also been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
See Also: List of movies
- List of actors
- List of directors
- List of documentaries
- List of Hollywood movie studios
The Awful Truth
is also the name of a satirical television
show, hosted by Michael Moore
. The show emulated newsmagazine shows by producing documentaries
, but the format of the program diverged by presenting each documentary in front of a "live" audience. The Awful Truth
focused on exposing problems in American government
, business, and society, while bringing up interesting—if somewhat outlandinsh—solutions to those problems.