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A Bill of Divorcement (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 31 May 1940 (USA)
Father's return from the insane asylum spells calamity for the Fairfield family.

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Margaret Fairfield, whose husband Hilary has been in an insane asylum for twenty years, divorces him so she can remarry. But then Hilary, who was thought incurable, recovers and returns home. His return spells disaster for all concerned. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Never to Love  »

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Remake of the 1932 film starring Katharine Hepburn. See more »

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Family name of main characters is spoken throughout film as 'Fairfield' but given in end credits as 'Fairchild.' See more »

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Aunt Hester Fairfield: We Ought to know more about his family, Margaret you owe it to us all.
Sydney Fairfield: Bother with family, he will only be here about two days and we shalln't have any time to waste on family.
Aunt Hester Fairfield: and What may I ask that going to keep you so occupied
Sydney Fairfield: Kissing probably!
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Not one of Adolphe Menjou's best
16 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big Adolphe Menjou family, but I didn't find this Never to Love/A Bill of Divorcement an interesting film. Everyone is so terribly overwrought and exaggerated. I lose interest in them. They don't seem like real people. I don't care anything about them. When blank-faced, monotone Herbert Marshall shows up as the lover and he seems to practically vibrate with suppressed emotion...well, I could barely watch the rest. I feel the same about the 1932 Katharine Hepburn/John Barrymore version, although, thankfully, Maureen O'Hara as the daughter does not have the awful, strident, harsh voice in this version that makes listening to the 1932 film so painful.


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