My 150 Favorite Films - #6
Leo McCarey directed one of the best film comedies of the 1930's, with one of the best casts around, Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, as a soon-to-be divorced couple out to ruin each other's new romances. Co-star Ralph Bellamy gets a chance to shine in the supporting role of Dunne's hapless suitor. In addition to winning, for McCarey, a Best Directing Oscar, the film has also been voted, by Premiere magazine, one of the 50 best comedies of all time, one of the Best U.S. Romances of all time, by the American Film Institute, and been inducted into the National Film Registry. This is a film which can be watched again and again with no loss of enjoyment.