Mimi Glossop wants a divorce.Dancer Guy Holden's lawyer friend assists her in that.The dancer falls for Mimi.The Gay Divorcée (1934)Mark Sandrich and produced by Pandro S. Berman.The music is by Max Steiner. is directed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers really hit it off.This is the second of their musicals, and the first one to feature the duo as the main attraction.The rest of the cast is great, too.Alice Brady is Aunt Hortense, who has been married to Egbert Fitzgerald, played by Edward Everett Horton.Erik Rhodes is Rodolfo Tonetti.Eric Blore is The Waiter.Betty Grable portrays Guest.Lillian Miles is Singer, Continental Number.William Austin plays Cyril Glossop.I really enjoyed the "Knock Your Feet" bit.Also "The Continental" was most amusing.That song won an Oscar.A really enjoyable musical delight.
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The Gay Divorcee (1934)
The Gay Divorcee is a movie starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Alice Brady. An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.
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Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (Brighton) and she thinks he is the correspondent. The plot is really an excuse for song and dance. The movie won three Academy nominations and the first Oscar for Best Song: "The Continental", a twenty-two minute production number.
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Fred and Ginger in their second musical delightReviewed byPetey-10Vote: 9/10
I've got to say, it took me a while to work up the courage to borrow 'The Gay Divorcée (1934)' from the university library. Fortunately, I balanced things out by also renting the steamy neo-noir 'Body Heat (1981)!' Needless to say, my ill-ease was not necessary. The 1930s was a carefree and innocent time for American cinema, and here I can assure the reader that the divorcée indicated by the title is merely happy. The film (my ninth from Astaire and Rogers) was the pair's second collaboration, and the first in which they were the stars. The story, adapted from the musical play "Gay Divorce," pretty much forms the template for their next half-dozen outings, a throwaway love-story fraught with screwball misunderstandings and elaborate art deco hotel- rooms. Ginger Rogers requires a divorce from her neglectful husband, and so tries to fake a love-affair (as you do) with a pompous Italian called Tonetti (Erik Rhodes). Fred Astaire comes along, falls in love with Ginger, but she mistakes him for the guy with whom she's supposed to be faking a love-affair.
'The Gay Divorcée' has an excellent cast. Fred Astaire, of course, exudes the same classiness and boyish charm that made him the stand-out in 'Flying Down to Rio (1933)' -- and just check out how gracefully he is able to dance and get dressed at the same time. Ginger Rogers, ever the gifted comedienne, shows wonderful composure, effortlessly making the conversion from apathy towards her male co-star to adoration. Edward Everett Horton, whose constant huffiness bounces amusingly off the carefree Astaire, is unfortunate enough to be given a dance number (opposite Betty Grable), through which he awkwardly and hilariously stumbles. Erik Rhodes, who was the highlight of 'Top Hat (1935),' again manages to steal the show, his pompous Italian "womaniser" a constant source of amusement. There's also Eric Blore, doing that butler thing he does best. Musical highlights include "Night and Day" and the Oscar- winning "Continental," which briefly abandons the long-takes you'd usually find in an Astaire film, instead lapsing into a rapid-fire Eisensteinian montage.
It's astounding that this all-time classic doesn't get a better average score.
Nureyev said Astaire was the greatest dancer in the world, and Astaire is at his best here with his best partner, Ginger Rogers. No need to elaborate, just watch them in action.
Erik Rhodes should have got Best Supporting Oscar. He was also wonderful in Top Hat, but it's here he gets to say the immortal line, "Your wife is safe with Tonetti, he prefers spaghetti."
The clothes and the decor evoke an ideal of courtship as aesthetic rather than as rutting, as it is today. Elegance, grace and wit give even the silliest scenes more dignity than anything, fatuous "talents" can concoct today.
Some call the plot banal, but I think it's funny and inventive. Sure it's mistaken identity, which is indeed a cliché, but so what? It's what they do with it that matters. A professional co-respondent??? Of course it's silly but Hey, that's what farce is. And this musical farce is one of the very best.