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The Talk of the Town (1942)

118 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller - 20 August 1942
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When the Holmes Woolen Mill burns down, political activist Leopold Dilg is jailed for arson (and murder; one man was lost). Escaping, Leopold hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart Nora Shelley ...which she has just rented to unsuspecting law professor Michael Lightcap.

Director:  George Stevens
Stars:  Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell, Charles Dingle, Emma Dunn, Rex Ingram, Leonid Kinskey, Tom Tyler, Don Beddoe, William Benedict, Al Bridge, Lloyd Bridges, Gino Corrado, Joe Cunningham, Frank McLure, Clarence Muse, Frank O'Connor, Lee 'Lasses' White

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When the Holmes Woolen Mill burns down, political activist Leopold Dilg is jailed for arson (and murder; one man was lost). Escaping, Leopold hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart Nora Shelley ...which she has just rented to unsuspecting law professor Michael Lightcap.



Tagline: Screen comedy so gay... drama so thrilling... love so exciting, it will be the talk of YOUR town!

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  20 August 1942

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 58 min

Academy Award Nominations

ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Lionel Banks, Rudolph Sternad; Interior Decoration: Fay Babcock
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Ted Tetzlaff
FILM EDITING — Otto Meyer
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Frederick Hollander, Morris Stoloff
OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE — Columbia
WRITING (Original Motion Picture Story) — Sidney Harmon
WRITING (Screenplay) — Irwin Shaw, Sidney Buchman


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