THE AWFUL TRUTH
1937, Sony Repertory, 92 min, USA, Dir: Leo McCarey

Leo McCarey won a Best Director Oscar for this side-splitting masterpiece in which Irene Dunne and Cary Grant decide to divorce - but darn it, it just doesn’t seem to take. With Ralph Bellamy (in his defining "other man" role), Alex D’Arcy, (Miss) Cecil Cunningham and Joyce Compton, who steals the show with her unique rendition of "Gone With the Wind."


BRINGING UP BABY
1938, Warner Bros., 102 min, USA, Dir: Howard Hawks

Perhaps the greatest and most influential screwball comedy of all time, with Katharine Hepburn letting her hair down as a madcap heiress and Cary Grant putting his up as the absent-minded zoologist she’s decided she’s in love with. It just doesn’t get any funnier - or more frantic - than this. With Charlie Ruggles, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Walter Catlett, Fritz Feld and screwball mascot Asta as George the dog.


SHE DONE HIM WRONG
1933, Universal, 66 min, USA, Dir: Lowell Sherman

Mae West reprises her stage success as Diamond Lil in this suggestive and hilarious musical comedy, one of the last gasps of sexual freedom in movies before the Production Code set in. Look for a young Cary Grant in a supporting role!


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