The Gay Divorcee

The Gay Divorcee

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The Gay Divorcee

The 1934 screwball musical comedy, based on the stage musical of the same name, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (their second collaboration).

The plot sees Mimi Glossop (Rogers) arrive in England to seek a divorce from her geologist husband. Under the guidance of her domineering Aunt Hortense, a lawyer convinces Mimi to arrange to be 'caught' in an adulterous fling to aid the process. But by coincidence, a visiting American dancer called Guy (Astaire) arrives at the hotel, only to mistaken by Mimi for her correspondent in the scheme...

Best Music, Original Song at the 1935 Academy Awards.
1934Rating: PG107 minsUSAEnglish and Italian with English subtitles
MusicalClassic
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All through the picture there's charm, romance, gaiety and eclat. There's a dash of Continental spice in the situation of the professional male co-respondent who is to expedite Ginger Rogers' divorce.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The cinema brewmeisters hurl them into the composition of an entirely agreeable photoplay which sings, dances and quips with agility and skill. Both as a romantic comedian and as a lyric dancer, Mr. Astaire is an urbane delight, and Miss. Rogers keeps pace with him even in his rhythmic flights over the furniture. The audience meets Mr. Astaire and "The Gay Divorcee" at their best when he is adjusting his cravat to an elaborate dance routine or saying the delicious things with his flashing feet that a librettist would have difficulty putting into words.

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Variety

Variety

press

All through the picture there's charm, romance, gaiety and eclat. There's a dash of Continental spice in the situation of the professional male co-respondent who is to expedite Ginger Rogers' divorce.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The cinema brewmeisters hurl them into the composition of an entirely agreeable photoplay which sings, dances and quips with agility and skill. Both as a romantic comedian and as a lyric dancer, Mr. Astaire is an urbane delight, and Miss. Rogers keeps pace with him even in his rhythmic flights over the furniture. The audience meets Mr. Astaire and "The Gay Divorcee" at their best when he is adjusting his cravat to an elaborate dance routine or saying the delicious things with his flashing feet that a librettist would have difficulty putting into words.

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