The Talk of the Town Reviews

July 15, 2020
The rhythm is irregular, but the drama and comedy are very well balanced. In the plot there is humor, surprises, very nice characters and a delicate love triangle that works properly. [Full review in Spanish]
May 26, 2020
A hilarious mixture of witty banter and screwball antics with a wonderful cast
September 19, 2019
The Talk of the Town is another brilliant triumph for Columbia Pictures. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 5, 2008
Though verbose, this darkly humorous film benefits from star power of Cary Grant in atypical role, some witty dialogue, and timely subject matter.
January 14, 2008
The acting by Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, and Ronald Colman is top-notch.
November 13, 2007
The contrivance of plot is compensated by one of the most genial casts in history.
June 24, 2006
An attractive serio-comic tale of civic corruption.
March 25, 2006
It may be off beam in its philosophy, but its quality of humor is not strained.
February 17, 2006
Part romantic triangle, part Capra-esque hokum, all coast on star power.
November 18, 2005
August 14, 2005
In addition to its status as one of the great screen comedies, the film is a treasure trove of homosexual undercurrents, many of which aren't all that disguised.
July 9, 2003
May 24, 2003
Effective, if peculiar, mixture of screwball comedy and political moralising.
September 19, 2002
August 21, 2002
Brilliantly directed, acted, scripted thought-provoking comedy
January 1, 2000
The Talk of the Town (1942) is a classic romantic comedy/drama of the 1940s from producer/director George Stevens and Columbia Pictures.
January 1, 2000
Overblown, too long, and not nearly as much fun as it's cracked up to be.