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The Divorcee (1930)

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

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard (uncredited)

Writers:

Ursula Parrott (based on a novel by), Nick Grinde (treatment) (as Nick Grindé) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norma Shearer ... Jerry
Chester Morris ... Ted
Conrad Nagel ... Paul
Robert Montgomery ... Don
Florence Eldridge ... Helen
Helene Millard ... Mary
Robert Elliott ... Bill Baldwin
Mary Doran ... Janice Meredith
Tyler Brooke ... Hank
Zelda Sears ... Hannah
George Irving ... Dr. Bernard
Judith Wood ... Dorothy (as Helen Johnson)
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Storyline

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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A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer All Talking Picture! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ursula Parrott sold the movie rights to her novel for an unprecedented $20,000. See more »

Goofs

At 30:11, the stole on Jerry's arm moves. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy 'Dot': You're not eating a thing, Paul. Buck up. There's nothing to worry about.
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Alternate Versions

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer also released this film in a silent version. No details are available. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on an organ at the wedding of Jerry and Ted Martin
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Norma Shearer's Oscar winning performance!
22 September 1998 | by Pat-54See all my reviews

Not only did Norma Shearer win an Academy Award for her performance, but the film itself was nominated for best picture of that year. Not "politically correct" by today's standards, Shearer still is defiant when she learns that her husband has been untrue and fights the "double standard" of morality codes between men and women.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 April 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ex-Wife See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$340,691 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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