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The Divorcee ()


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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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Jerry
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Ted
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Paul
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Don
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Helen
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Mary
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Bill
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Janice
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Hank
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Hannah
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Dr. Bernard
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Dorothy (as Helen Johnson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neal Dodd ...
Hospital Minister (uncredited)
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First Porter Opening Window (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Second Porter (uncredited)
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Boy at Lake (uncredited)
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Divorce Judge (uncredited)
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Helen's Bridge Partner (uncredited)
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Ivan (uncredited)

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Robert Z. Leonard ... (uncredited)

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Ursula Parrott ... (based on a novel by)
 
Nick Grinde ... (treatment) (as Nick Grindé) and
Zelda Sears ... (treatment)
 
John Meehan ... (dialogue)

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Robert Z. Leonard ... producer
Irving Thalberg ... producer (uncredited)

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Norbert Brodine ... (photographed by) (as Norbert Brodin)

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Hugh Wynn ... film editor
Truman K. Wood ... (uncredited)

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Cedric Gibbons

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Adrian ... (gowns)

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director
James Brock ... sound engineer (uncredited)

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Ex-Wife (United States)
  • La divorcée (France)
  • La divorciada (Spain)
  • Разведената (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Развод (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 84 min
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Budget $340,691 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $2,655,240

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Trivia Norma Shearer landing the lead role reportedly did not sit well with Joan Crawford who was also gunning for the role. Reportedly, Crawford never forgave Shearer. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Singin' in the Rain See more »
Quotes Jerry Bernard Martin: I've balanced our accounts.
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