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The Talk of the Town is a 1942 screwball comedy film in which a political activist, accused of arson and murder, takes refuge with a former girlfriend in the house of a professor of law. It stars 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.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Best Picture, Best Writing, Original Story and Best Writing, Screenplay.

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Talk of the Town Review - The Ultimate Cary Grant Pages (1198 words)
Leopold Dilg is wanted for murder and arson, and persuades the prettiest girl in town, Nora, to hide him in a house which she has rented to a law school dean (Michael) for the summer.
Case of Cary Grant, the outspoken factory town, soapbox 'anti' worker, being tried for arson and the death of factory foreman in the blaze, serves as a vehicle to introduce a pert schoolteacher (Jean Arthur) and a law school dean (Coleman) in a procession of comedy dissertations on law, in theory and practice.
Leopold Dilg, the cause célèbre of "The Talk of the Town," may not be quite as respectable "pixillated" as was Longfellow Deeds of the former film, and certainly his perilous dilemma is not so funny as was his predecessor's.
Town Talk Caps and Hats (1077 words)
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