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Writers:
Ursula Parrott (based on a novel by)
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Release Date:
19 April 1930 (USA) See more »
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A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer All Talking Picture!
Plot:
When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Norma Shearer gives one of the all-time great performances See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Norma Shearer ... Jerry

Chester Morris ... Ted
Conrad Nagel ... Paul

Robert Montgomery ... Don
Florence Eldridge ... Helen
Helene Millard ... Mary
Robert Elliott ... Bill

Mary Doran ... Janice
Tyler Brooke ... Hank
Zelda Sears ... Hannah

George Irving ... Dr. Bernard
Judith Wood ... Dorothy (as Helen Johnson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neal Dodd ... Hospital Minister (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore ... First Porter Opening Window (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Reed ... Second Porter (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Divorce Judge (uncredited)
Jack Trent ... Helen's Bridge Partner (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Ivan (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Ursula Parrott (based on a novel by)

Nick Grinde (treatment) (as Nick Grindé) and
Zelda Sears (treatment)

John Meehan (continuity and dialogue)

Produced by
Robert Z. Leonard .... producer
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (photographed by) (as Norbert Brodin)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh Wynn (film editor)
Truman K. Wood (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Brock .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
84 min (copyright length) | USA:82 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) (video rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Chester Morris and Robert Montgomery also appeared together in another of 1930's Best Film nominees, The Big House (1930).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At 30:11, the stole on Jerry's arm moves.See more »
Quotes:
Don:A man should be willing to lay down more tha one wife for his country.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Auld Lang SyneSee more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Norma Shearer gives one of the all-time great performances, 9 February 2005
Author: emdragon from Reno, Nv

The Divorcée, set in 1930 New York, profiles a pair of party-making revelers amidst an entire circle of friends in high society. . .before and after they dare to turn their lives over to the institution of marriage, which in this world of around the clock carousing is a far cry from what is expected of them by their partying circle of friends. Norma Shearer, in what truly is one of the silver screen's great performances, plays the creatively witty and sweetly charming high society gal Jerry Martin. She can have any man in the group, but chooses Ted. They are married, and enter into an enduring period of romantic fairytale bliss (3 Years). Then, on the eve of their 3rd wedding anniversary everything unravels in a sea of infidelity, bitter honesty, and emotion. Norma Shearer's performance completely enraptures, and in an honest portrayal of ensuing emotional fallout, we see the inner struggles of the modern enlightened woman of her time. Robert Mongomery, in a supporting role, shines as well as the veritable proprietor of the circle of friends and one of the reveling agents of promiscuous redress. The film's direction is interesting, the makeup slightly absurd (it is 1930), and the cinematography non-existent. . .yet Ms Shearer's riveting abilities entrance the audience, and more than carry the day.

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