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262 Ratings

The Gay Divorcee

Directed by Mark Sandrich
United States, 1934
Comedy, Musical, Romance


Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity.

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The Gay Divorcee Directed by Mark Sandrich

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1935 | Winner: Best Music, Original Song

1935 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

Critics reviews

Of course, the film is structured entirely as a vehicle for Fred & Ginger as they disport themselves before the same rear-projection screen that held King Kong (Night and Day!), but it has a good farce plot… And then the Continental started, and never seemed to end. I’m sure this number isn’t the actual longest musical interlude in screen history, but it seems to set out to create the impression that it is.
February 24, 2017
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The lofty The Gay Divorcee doesn’t disappoint in [its dancing scenes], containing Astaire and Rogers’s graceful interpretation of Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” and the downright virtuosic “The Continental,” performed partly on a grand hotel lobby staircase, with a revolving door endlessly spinning in the back center of the frame.
July 08, 2013
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