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NR
1934

In the 1934 romantic comedy-musical film "The Gay Divorcee," directed by Mark Sandrich, we are introduced to Mimi Glossop (Ginger Rogers), a woman seeking a divorce from her husband. She travels to a seaside resort in England where she meets the charming and suave Guy Holden (Fred Astaire).

Upon meeting Mimi, Guy takes an instant liking to her and tries to win her heart. He even goes so far as to pretend to be a lawyer to help her get the divorce she desires. He introduces her to his friend Egbert Fitzgerald (Edward Everett Horton), a bumbling attorney, who takes on Mimi's case.

As they await the outcome of the trial, Mimi and Guy form a bond and eventually fall in love. However, their relationship is threatened by misunderstandings and misunderstandings among the supporting characters.

The musical numbers in the film are delightful and showcase the talent of both Astaire and Rogers. The dancers perform a variety of styles, included a rumba, tap, and waltz, and even include some aerial stunts. The standout number is "The Continental," which features an extravagant production set in a ballroom, with the dancers in dazzling costumes.

In addition to the impressive dancing, the film also features witty dialogue and comedic moments, especially from Horton's character. Alice Brady (Aunt Hortense) also adds humor to the film as a wealthy suffragette, who is determined to marry her daughter off to a titled gentleman.

Aside from the music and comedy, the film also explores themes of mistaken identities, love, and the pursuit of happiness. Mimi's quest for a divorce is an attempt to seek independence and start a new life, but she's unsure if she's ready for a new relationship. Guy, on the other hand, is looking for love and is persistent in his pursuit of Mimi, even when she puts up walls.

Overall, "The Gay Divorcee" is an enjoyable and charming film that showcases the talents of its stars and is a testament to the enduring appeal of classic Hollywood musicals.

The Gay Divorcee is a Comedy, Music, Romance movie released in 1934. It has a runtime of 107 min.. Critics and viewers have rated it moderate reviews, with an IMDb score of 7.4. It also holds a MetaScore of 80.

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7.4/10
80/100
Director
Mark Sandrich
Stars
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady
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