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Isn't Irene Dunne just gorgeous in this movie?


Well, okay, she's always beautiful, but I thought she was absolutely stunning in those opening scenes when she's supposed to be all ugly and ew gross, look at me, I haven't had a proper bath in seven years!

And which Grant/Dunne pairing do you like better? My Favorite Wife or The Awful Truth? Because I actually think I like My Favorite Wife better, even though everyone says The Awful Truth is so amazing.

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I prefer TAT but wish the quality of it's print was as good as MFW's. Irene in Theodora Goes Wild is, I think, the most beautiful Irene Dunne.

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That's what I'VE been screaming! Seriously!

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Can't beat Irene Dunne no one else can live up to her. I think she was gorgeous in Age Of Innocence and as she played the records and reminisced in Penny Serenad.

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i prefered the awful truth pairing of dunne and grant but i also adored them in my favourite wife! as for looks, i daresay i prefered her in the awful truth as well.

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I love My Favorite Wife, they are absolutly wonderful together in this movie.

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she is & walks with wit.



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Absolutely!! I also think she's beautiful in Penny Serenade.

All of Dunne and Grant's collaborations are worth watching. The Awful Truth is the best, but My Favorite Wife is very fun to watch as well.

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Check her out in "Together Again" w/Charles Boyer--she is 4 years older but IMHO looks even better! I'm not sure why, but I got the impression of her having some underlying strain in MFW... something about her eyes, I thought.

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she once gave a simple reason for her beauty(as well as her long life,she lived to be 91)-8 hours of sleep a night.

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She always looked great in everything.Such class and presence on screen....there are nearly zero stars today that can make claim to that,and practically no people period that posess what she did.Irene Dunne will always be known as "the first lady of Hollywood",and "Lady" is a real true term.

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"I thought she was absolutely stunning in those opening scenes when she's supposed to be all ugly and ew gross"
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Same here! What an amazing face! I don't think I've ever seen her that beautiful before.

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I didn't get how she could walk around in a wool turtleneck, overshirt and Navy type P coat and hat without breaking a sweat. I mean c'mon, the kids were swimming in the back yard pool and shes dressed like this ?
Not trying to knock the movie really just that I don't understand how these things get by the director/actors etc. It wasn't necessary for the kids to be swimming - they could have been playing horse shoes whatever (if it was absolutely necessary for her to be dressed as she was) or she could have worn a little less and still given the same 'sea worthy' impression.
just sayin' thats all :-)

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And remember, she was 41 here: just amazing!

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