BATH — On Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30pm Patten Free Library will screen the first of four Cary Grant films, The Awful Truth. Irene Dunne and Ralph Bellamy co-star with Grant in this screwball romantic comedy released in 1937. The film was directed by Leo McCarey (who won the Academy Award for Best Director) In 1996, The Awful Truth was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, having been deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The plot concerns the machinations of a soon-to-be-divorced couple, played by Dunne and Grant, who go to great lengths to try to ruin each other’s romantic escapades. Additional titles to be shown on subsequent Tuesdays include “Notorious,” “His Girl Friday,” and “My Favorite Wife.” All films are free and open to the public, and the library is handicapped accessible. Refreshments are provided.

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