Joan Fontaine won an Oscar for Best Actress for her work in this one. This was the only time that a performer won an Oscar in an Alfred Hitchcock film.
This one pairs Cary Grant and Shirley Temple in a classic screwball comedy.
“I told him the truth, and strange enough, he believed me.” – Irene Dunne as Lucy Warriner
“Now you listen to me, I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting myself slightly killed.” – Cary Grant as Roger Thornhill
“You’ve got an old fashioned idea divorce is something that lasts forever, ’til death do us part.’ Why divorce doesn’t mean anything nowadays, Hildy, just a few words mumbled over you by a judge.” – Cary Grant as Walter Burns
“Why do people have to tell lies?” – Audrey Hepburn as Regina Lampert
This film would be the last film of Stewart’s before he left for war. With World War II breaking out Stewart had enlisted and was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in January 1942.