The Awful Truth (1929 film)

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The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth 1929.jpg
Ina Claire and Henry Daniell
Directed by Marshall Neilan
Produced by Maurice Revnes
Written by Horace Jackson
Screenplay by Arthur Richman
Based on The Awful Truth
by Arthur Richman
Starring Ina Claire
Henry Daniell
Cinematography David Abel
Edited by Frank E. Hull
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
  • August 10, 1929 (1929-08-10)
Running time
68 mins.
Country United States
Language English

The Awful Truth was a 1929 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film, distributed by Pathé Exchange, directed by Marshall Neilan, and starring Ina Claire and Henry Daniell. The screenplay was written by Horace Jackson and Arthur Richman, based on a play by Richman. Ina Claire starred in the original stage version on Broadway in 1922. The film is now considered lost.[1]


Other versions[edit]

There were two film versions of the original play on which the 1929 film was based: a 1925 silent version with Agnes Ayres and Warner Baxter; and the best-known version, made in 1937 and starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The play was remade unsuccessfully in color as the musical Let's Do It Again (1953), starring Jane Wyman and Ray Milland.[2][3]


  1. ^ The Awful Truth details,; accessed April 26, 2016.
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  3. ^ The Awful Truth as produced on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre, September 18, 1922 thru January 1923;

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