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The Awful Truth (1937)

A highly improvised screwball comedy that solidified Cary Grant as a charming romantic lead.

About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Vanity Fair) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Vanity Fair and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.

  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the screwball comedy The Awful Truth (1937), directed by Leo McCarey.

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