A Bill Of Divorcement (1940)

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  • A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT


    DIRECTED BY JOHN FARROW
    PRODUCED BY LEE S. MARCUS
    MUSIC BY ROY WEBB
    RKO RADIO PICTURES



    Information from IMDb


    Plot Summary
    Margaret Fairfield, whose husband Hilary has been in an insane asylum for twenty years,
    divorces him so she can remarry.
    But then Hilary, who was thought incurable, recovers and returns home. His return spells disaster for all concerned.
    Written by Rod Crawford


    Full Cast
    Maureen O'Hara .... Sydney Fairfield
    Adolphe Menjou .... Hilary Fairfield
    Fay Bainter .... Margaret 'Meg' Fairfield
    Herbert Marshall .... Gray Meredith
    Dame May Whitty .... Aunt Hester Fairfield
    Patric Knowles .... John Storm
    C. Aubrey Smith .... Dr. Alliot
    Ernest Cossart .... Rev. Dr. Pumphrey
    Kathryn Collier .... Basset
    Bunny Beatty .... Susan (as Lauri Beatty)


    Writing Credits
    Clemence Dane play
    Dalton Trumbo


    Produced
    Lee S. Marcus .... executive producer (as Lee Marcus)
    Robert Sisk .... producer


    Original Music
    Roy Webb


    Cinematography
    Nicholas Musuraca


    Trivia
    The original play by Clemence Dane opened 14 March 1921 in London.


    Goofs
    Continuity: Family name of main characters is spoken throughout film as 'Fairfield'
    but given in end credits as 'Fairchild.'


    Memorable Quotes

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • A Bill of Divorcement is a 1940 film directed by John Farrow.


    It was also known as Never to Love and was based on a play
    that was filmed in 1932 with Katharine Hepburn.


    Maureen did her best, in a pretty hopeless movie,
    The fans liked it, but the critics were lukewarm.
    and the other comments below, confirm this.


    User Review


    Don't waste your time,
    Author: sarasdano from Costa Mesa, CA

    Quote

    This is an extremely dull and pointless movie. I truly had to force myself to see the end (only because I cannot turn off a movie once I've started it). I expected more from Herbert Marshall, but there's just no substance to any of these characters. And was there a big turnaround at the end? No, it just fizzled into nothing. It's one of those movies that you forget the second it ends, and that's not saying much. Sometimes there's a reason that bad movies are shown only in the middle of the night

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Yes, and I did not understand everything ...


    Note, however, excellent portraits of Maureen ...


    This compensates for the tedium of the beholder ...

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush:

  • :thumbs_up:

    Remake of 1932 film with Katharine Hepburn, the script and production were not up to scratch and the film was not a success upon its release.

    In addition, John Farrow had inappropriate behavior with Maureen (Maureen dixit)

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    Tell me if you have problems to read

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush:

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    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush: