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Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Leslie Steele / Lady Claire Mere
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Everard Logan
Binnie Barnes ...
Lady Claire Mere
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Lord Mere
Morton Selten ...
Lord Steele
J.H. Roberts ...
Slade
Gertrude Musgrove ...
Saunders, the Maid
Gus McNaughton ...
Room Service Waiter
H.B. Hallam ...
Jefferies, the Butler
Eileen Peel ...
Mrs. Johnson
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Storyline

Laurence Olivier plays Logan, a barrister who falls in love with Leslie (played by Merle Oberon), the woman he thinks his client will soon be divorcing. Written by H. A. Lakatos <lakatos@mail.utexas.edu>

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15 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Besuch zur Nacht  »

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(Western Electric Microphonic Noiseless System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Merle Oberon and Alex Korda started a beautiful friendship on this film, which often meant starting to rehearse by 12:30 in the afternoon followed quickly by lunch which lasted until 3:30pm which meant filming finishing by 10 or 11 at night! See more »

Goofs

When on the ship, Logan and Leslie move to the bulwark and Logan holds on to the pillar to his right. In the very next shot, he has both of his hands on the top rail and then holds on to the pillar to his right again. See more »

Quotes

Logan: We have ample opportunities in this court for learning what women mean, or what they mean they mean if in these days they mean anything at all.
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Mayfair in May
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Music by Vivian Ellis
Arranged by Ronnie Munro
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Charming and Delightful!
6 February 2004 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I have become quite fond of Laurence Olivier in the past few weeks, and was thrilled when I discovered this gem. I have always found it wonderful when I run across a film where I do not have to have my finger on the remote control in case nudity rears its ugly head.

The Divorce of Lady X is charming till the final scene, and must have been a true delight for viewers back in 1938. I only wish people today could accept and love true humor instead of the horrid trash talk people now call funny.

The Divorce of Lady X is well worth anyone's time.


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