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Divorce (1945)

 |  Drama  |  18 August 1945 (USA)
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A woman who has been married and divorced five times comes back to her small hometown, where she proceeds to complicate, and potentially destroy, the marriage of her childhood boyfriend.

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Dianne Carter
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Bob Phillips
Helen Mack ...
Martha Phillips
Jerome Cowan ...
Jim Driscoll
Craig Reynolds ...
Bill Endicott
Ruth Lee ...
Liz Smith
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June Endicott
Mary Gordon ...
Ellen
Larry Olsen ...
Michael Phillips
Johnny Calkins ...
Robby Phillips
Jonathan Hale ...
Judge Conlon
Addison Richards ...
Plummer
Leonard Mudie ...
Harvey Hicks
Reid Kilpatrick ...
Dr. Andy Cole
Virginia Wave ...
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A woman who has been married and divorced five times comes back to her small hometown, where she proceeds to complicate, and potentially destroy, the marriage of her childhood boyfriend.

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LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT...she steals men's hearts!

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In the newspaper headline closeup, only the headline ("Phillips and Carter in Police Raid") has a correct first paragraph. The remainder of the story, as well as the other stories ("Meteroite Falls Near Baby" and "Cop Gets Medal") consist entirely of text from a textbook on economics. See more »

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'A' Level Production, Monogram Style?!?
5 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

DIVORCE (1945) was Monogram's interpretation of the problems of Divorce. This subject that would become very relevant in the post-war period. There were many quickie marriages when the boys went off too war (WWII) that did not hold up after the conflict was over. The general drift of the film was unfavorable to Divorce. No doubt needed to get through the Censors and the Production Code of 1934.

THE NUTS; Returning veteran Bob Phillips (BRUCE CABOT) comes home to loving Wife Martha (HELEN MACK) and adoring Children, Michael and Robby. Enter former flame Diane Carter (KAY FRANCIS) fresh from her Divorce and loaded with loot and connections, promptly using her influence to lure Bob away from Martha. This provokes the titled 'DIVORCE' which finally results in a 'Code' resolution. Film is well done and moves quickly and would not disgrace a 'B' level production from any of the majors or middle tier studios.

MONOGRAM PICTURES CORPORATION (1931-1953) was referred too as a 'poverty row' studio. Cranking out cheap programmers usually budgeted for less then $100,000.00 each and shot in less then two (2) weeks. In some ways they could be consider REPUBLIC Jr. without good musical scores or special visual effects by the LYDECKER Brothers. Nor with any name Stars featured and thats where this film is different.

DIVORCE featured some real (and former) name Stars. KAY FRANCIS, WARNER BROTHERS, BRUCE CABOT and HELEN MACK, RKO. Plus character actors JEROME COWAN, MARY GORDON, JONATHAN HALE, ADDISON RICHARDS and others who appeared in major and middle tier studios efforts. Both in 'A' and 'B' productions. Nobody remember ADDISON RICHARDS as 'Crofton' in NORTHWEST PASSAGE (1940) M.G.M.? The rest have similar impressive credits, check them out. The question to be asked is what did these people do with their money when the going was good so they did not end up at MONOGRAM? Perhaps some of them just liked the work.


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