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The Divorcee (1930)

Passed  -  Romance | Drama  -  19 April 1930 (USA)
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When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Ted
Conrad Nagel ...
Paul
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Don
Florence Eldridge ...
Helen
Helene Millard ...
Mary
Robert Elliott ...
Bill
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Janice
Tyler Brooke ...
Hank
Zelda Sears ...
Hannah
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Dr. Bernard
Judith Wood ...
Dorothy (as Helen Johnson)
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Jerry and Ted are young, in love, and part of the New York 'in-crowd'. Jerry's decision to marry Ted crushes a yearning Paul. Distraught Paul gets drunk and wrecks his car, disfiguring young Dorothy's face in the process. Out of pity, Paul marries Dorothy. Years later, the apparent perfect marriage of Ted and Jerry falls apart from infidelity on both sides. Inwardly unhappy, popular Jerry lives a party life while Ted sinks into a life of alcoholism. Jerry then runs into Paul, who still loves her. After spending time together with Jerry, Paul plans to divorce Dorothy. When Jerry sees Dorothy again, she has second thoughts about where her life is heading. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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infidelity | face | party | divorce | marriage | See more »

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A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer All Talking Picture!

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

19 April 1930 (USA)  »

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The Divorcee  »

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Budget:

$340,691 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Even Norma Shearer's maid told her not to take the part, playing a bad woman. See more »

Goofs

1928 was Jerry's 3rd Wedding Anniversary, yet, the band in the nightclub/speakeasy is playing "Happy Days are Here Again" which was not composed for another year. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Bernard Martin: All men are fair game from now on!
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Connections

Featured in Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Played at the wedding party of Helen and Bill Baldwin
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Shearer is Excellent
30 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The scene where Norma Shearer begs Chester Morris to stay together in their marriage is truly riveting and powerful . It is one of the most truly amazing performances on film. I remember being so genuinely blown away by the beauty and power of that performance that I jumped out of my chair to grab the rental box positive she must have won an Oscar, she had. Very sexy movie, Robert Montgomery is smooth as always. I see some people found it hokey or contrived, I did not, The emotions covered here are as relevant today as in 1930. Attractive, complex characters. For the romantic in all of us, where decency and honor will prevail.


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