The Gay Divorce

  • U
  • Mark Sandrich (1934)
  • US
  • 104 min
The Gay Divorce
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4 out of 5

Romantic ambitions falter because of a case of mistaken identity in this knockout musical comedy, the follow-up to Flying down to Rio. Fred Astaire is paired with perky Ginger Rogers in the leading roles for the first time, and how they shine! The score includes the Cole Porter classic Night and Day and the sensational Oscar-winning The Continental. The sets (including a very deco Brighton) are ingenious, and the supporting cast is witty and well chosen. Watch out for a pre-stardom Betty Grable, performing Let's K-nock K-nees with the redoubtable Edward Everett Horton. It's a real delight all round.

Plot Summary

Musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Guy Holden comes to the rescue of a damsel in distress in a crowded customs shed. But his efforts to woo her are frustrated by a case of mistaken identity.

Cast and crew


Guy Holden
Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Aunt Hortense
Alice Brady
Edward Everett Horton
Rodolfo Tonetti
Erik Rhodes
Eric Blore
Hotel guest
Betty Grable


Mark Sandrich

Other Information

Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
Radio Pictures Ltd
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U

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