The Gay Divorce

The Gay Divorce

Mark Sandrich (1934)

A Certificate


Our Score
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.


An unhappily married woman travels to an English seaside resort to escape, where she is pursued by a love-stricken young man. She mistakenly assumes that he has been hired to pose as her lover so her husband will divorce her, which leads to much confusion. Romantic musical comedy, starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton and Betty Grable.

Cast & Crew

Guy Holden Fred Astaire
Mimi Ginger Rogers
Aunt Hortense Alice Brady
Egbert Edward Everett Horton
Rodolfo Tonetti Erik Rhodes
Waiter Eric Blore
Hotel guest Betty Grable
Director Mark Sandrich
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama Music