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Divorce His - Divorce Hers (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 6 February 1973
The story of the breakup of an 18-year marriage, as seen from the points of view of both the husband and the wife.

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John Hopkins
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Burton ... Martin Reynolds
Elizabeth Taylor ... Jane Reynolds
Carrie Nye Carrie Nye ... Diana Proctor
Barry Foster ... Donald Trenton
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Turi Livicci
Daniela Surina Daniela Surina ... Franca
Thomas Baptiste ... Minister
Ronald Radd Ronald Radd ... Angus McIntyre
Rudolph Walker ... Kaduna
Mark Colleano ... Tommy Reynolds
Rosalyn Landor ... Peggy Reynolds
Eva Griffith Eva Griffith ... Judith Reynolds
Marietta Meade Marietta Meade ... Gina (as Marietta Schupp)
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Storyline

A two-part film, actually two concurrent stories, that reveals the dissolution of an 18-year marriage from two points of view. The stories are set in Rome, where the wealthy Martin and Jane Reynolds meet by chance after a two-year separation. In the first of the two stories, Martin has returned to Rome on business, representing an African managerial firm. Martin remembers his marriage as a rather sado-masochistic union. Part two examines the marriage from Jane's point of view, focusing more on the family life, on how the children have been scarred by the crumbling marriage. Written by alfiehitchie

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Drama | Romance

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USA | UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

6 February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Válás - A férfi, a nõ See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

World Film Services See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts--148 min. total)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The last of eleven films that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in together. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Judith Reynolds: Daddy!
Martin Reynolds: Darling! How you've grown! Is Mummy in?
Judith Reynolds: Mummy isn't here. She went out.
Martin Reynolds: Didn't she get my cable?
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8 May 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

How well I remember from my youth all the media coverage of Elizabeth Taylor and her love life. First her affair with Eddie Fisher and the breaking up of that marriage and then the page one stories for days from the set of Cleopatra where she and Richard Burton were an item. She shed Fisher and married Burton and Liz and Dick married, twice in fact, and did several joint projects. Sad to say this made for television film about a couple's dwindling affection for each other was one of the least of their projects, maybe THE least.

Divorce His - Divorce Hers examines a marriage that has not stood the test of time. Both Burton and Taylor have gone their separate ways have taken on lovers, still is their a chance they could reunite. The viewer will conclude by the end that we don't really care.

Given all the marriages by both parties in real life they could have played these parts in their sleep. In fact I'm reasonably sure that Burton and Taylor were sleepwalking part of the film.

God knows that both individually and jointly Liz and Dick gave us some great performances. But in this strictly star vehicle it all seems by rote.


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