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The Talk of the Town (1942) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens and Fred Guiol.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Lionel Banks, Rudolph Sternad; Interior Decoration: Fay BabcockNominated
Best CinematographyTed TetzlaffNominated
Best Film EditingOtto MeyerNominated
Best Music - ScoringFrederick Hollander, Morris StoloffNominated
Best PictureColumbiaNominated
Best WritingSidney HarmonNominated
Best WritingIrwin Shaw, Sidney BuchmanNominated
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THE CARY GRANT BLOGATHON: The Talk of the Town (1942)

on Nov 29, 2016 From Caftan Woman

An idea whose time has come! Phyllis Loves Classic Movies is hosting The Cary Grant Blogathon from November 29th to December 1st: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 Nora Shelley played by Jean Arthur is the prettiest little schoolteacher ever to grace a 1942 comedy/drama. Nora Shelley also owns the prettiest ... Read full article


THE CARY GRANT BLOGATHON: The Talk of the Town (1942)

By Caftan Woman on Nov 29, 2016 From Caftan Woman

An idea whose time has come! Phyllis Loves Classic Movies is hosting The Cary Grant Blogathon from November 29th to December 1st. Day 1 Nora Shelley played by Jean Arthur is the prettiest little schoolteacher ever to grace a 1942 comedy/drama. Nora Shelley also owns the prettiest little out of t... Read full article


The Talk of the Town (1942)

By Beatrice on Aug 23, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Talk of the Town Directed by George Stevens Written by Irwin Shaw and Sidney Buchman; adaptation by Dale Van Every from a story by Sidney Harmon 1942/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This is one of the few romantic comedies in which it is not obvious whom the lea... Read full article


SUTS Blogathon: The Talk of the Town (1942)

By Marlee Walters on Aug 29, 2013 From Spoilers

“For classic movie lovers, TCM?s annual Summer Under the Stars month-long programming event is like Christmas, the Oscars, the Super Bowl, and every Hollywood red carpet gala rolled into one. For 31 days, fans are treated to an embarrassment of cinematic riches ? a collection of films featurin... Read full article


The Talk of the Town(1942).

By Dawn on Dec 29, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

The Talk of the Town(1942). Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, and Glenda Farrell. The movie was adapted by Dale Van Every, Irwin Shaw and Sidney Buchman from the story by Sidney Harmon. It was directed by George Stevens. Mill worker and political activist Leopold Dilg is... Read full article


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Leopold Dilg: I don't approve of, but I like people who think in terms of ideal conditions. They're the dreamers, poets, tragic figures in this world, but interesting.


Leopold Dilg: Well, it's a form of self-expression. Some people write books. Some people write music. I make speeches on street corners.


Leopold Dilg: Stop saying "Leopold" like that, tenderly. It sounds funny. You can't do it with a name like Leopold.


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This was the first time since the silent era that Ronald Colman was billed below another male lead.
A radio theatre presentation of The Talk of the Town was broadcast on CBS radio on the Lux Radio Theatre on 5/17/1943; with Cary Grant, Ronald Colman and Jean Arthur recreating their roles from the movie. It's a 60 minute adaptation of the movie.
Sound chief John P. Livadary was dissatisfied with the sound recorded for the rain scene, so he substituted it with the track used for the rain scene in Only Angels Have Wings.
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