The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Musical Comedy, Musical Romance  |   Release Date - Oct 12, 1934 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Based on Dwight Taylor and Cole Porter's play of the same name, The Gay Divorcee centers on Mimi (Ginger Rogers), a woman seeking a divorce from her husband. Mimi travels to an English seaside resort, pursued by the love-stricken Guy (Fred Astaire), whom she mistakes for the hired correspondent in her divorce case. Among the many musical numbers featured are "Night and Day," the only song from the original Broadway musical included in the film, and "The Continental," which won the first ever Academy Award for Best Song. Directed by Mark Sandrich, the film features supporting performances by Alice Brady and Edward Everett Horton.

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dance [art], deception, disguise, divorce, extramarital-affair, lawyer, love, mistaken-identity, resort, romance, songwriter

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values