Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other’s plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Barbara Vance, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson.
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Cary Grant may have indeed been in more classics than anyone else, except maybe Barbara Stanwyck. What a film. You'll laugh from beginning to end. Check out Irene Dunne in I Remember Mama for her most memorable performance
Opens with a men's club clock. The couple tries convention but they fail. Finally he enters her world (a woman's cottage), where, smarter than he, she confuses rather than confronts him. Here the clock joins them in time. They're joined by desire (she contains all women within herself), by their willingness to break beyond convention, and by a sense of humor that unites them and excludes everyone else. Sublime.
Classic comedic farce from Leo McCarey that provided stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne with a wonderful vehicle for their comedic talents. Even better was Ralph Bellamy in a memorable supporting turn. Dialogue and events throughout are quite humorous and the film stands the test of time very well.
I am still not a huge Cary Grant in comedies fan, but his physical comedy here was actually a pleasant surprise. I am sure that I still rate this one lower than many, but it is a very good screwball, that isn't quite as "screwy" as many other in the genre, which works for me.
Well this was just wonderful. I never thought I was one for screwball romance comedies, but maybe I was wrong.
Cary Grant is so beautiful in this film. And so fun.
Irene Dunne is a joy, I love how repressed but also emotionally charged she plays her character, and how she excels at the farcical elements - her timing is exquisite.
The writing is clever and breezy and FUNNY, the direction assured. Bravo.
A delightfully whimsical look on love & divorce. The film never takes itself too seriously and the chemistry between its two stars, Grant & Dunne is very convincing. The humour is also never overdone, and so subtle at times it catches you by surprise. A marvellous antidote to the recent gross-out, unintelligent, or just plain silly offerings from Hollywood.
This is a film from a time when women still had a handle on womanizers. A careful balance of challenge and desire. Fun to watch when her male admirers were actually competing rather than going for the pathway of least resistance - a time when love actually mattered. A nice note on the side is the ‚continental mind‘ of the male protagonist, highly relevant during Brexit.