The Talk of the Town Poster

Release Date: August 20th, 1950

DVD Release Date: February 25th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
Leopold Dilg (Cary Grant), who was wrongfully convicted of arson, manages to escape from prison. While on the lam, he finds the home of Nora Shelley (Jean Arthur), an old friend from school for whom he harbors a secret affection. Nora believes in Dilg's innocence and lets him pose as her landscaper; meanwhile, Professor Lightcap (Ronald Colman), a legal expert, has just begun renting a room in Nora's home. Lightcap, like Dilg, also has eyes for Nora, leading to a series of comic misadventures.

Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell, Charles Dingle, Emma Dunn, Rex Ingram

Director: George Stevens

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1940s, Charming, Escape, Pursuit, Love, Love triangle, Witty, Quest


Nominated Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Outstanding Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)