This is probably one of their best,equalling "Top Hat" in this Astaire-Rogers series. Perhaps the wit and dialog are old fashioned and wordy by modern standards,but after looking over this film again, I would say that there is now no modern talent or effort to match it. Just watch the detail and hard work put into the 15-20 sequence of "The Continental" and try to imagine anything these days that would compare. This is a song and (very good) dance musical appearing in the Depression years.It's an absolutely uplifting picture. It seems that after "Roberta","Top Hat" and "Swing Time" and a few others, the style seems to fade a bit until we get into the more serious, later films.These early films are unique. And when Astaire is partnered with other dancers,somehow the panache isn't there;and Rogers goes off to be a character actress.
The Gay Divorcee (1934) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Gay Divorcee (1934) 1080p
The Gay Divorcee is a movie starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Alice Brady. An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.
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The Synopsis for The Gay Divorcee (1934) 1080p
Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (Brighton) and she thinks he is the correspondent. The plot is really an excuse for song and dance. The movie won three Academy nominations and the first Oscar for Best Song: "The Continental", a twenty-two minute production number.
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Forget the plot,enjoy the talentReviewed byhaustin-1Vote: 10/10
"The Gay Divorce" produced the first song ever to be honored with an Academy award in 1934. That catchy tune was the continental. That elaborate, lengthy dance sequence was just truly memorable. Everyone would want to kick up their heels and start dancing to beautiful music, dangerous rhythm, etc.
The thin plot evolves around Mimi(Ginger) going with her eccentric aunt (played with memorable timing by Alice Brady) to lawyer Eggbert. (Edward Everett Horton) Seems that Mimi wants to divorce her husband and Horton hires a correspondent, an Italian gigolo, who does this for a living to provoke her husband. Of course, Eggbert has a nephew, Guy Holden (Fred Astaire) who falls for Mimi as the fun truly begins. Imagine, Mimi soon has two correspondents. Naturally, she dances up quite a storm with partner Astaire.
The ending is absolutely hilarious, but it's the great dance sequence and chemistry between Astaire and Rogers that makes this film.
Quoting the Eric Blore/Alice Brady interchange in the restaurant, this movie is indeed whimsical (or "whumsical") and beautiful to boot. There probably has never been a more perfect dance than "Night and Day"....or a more beautiful song to dance to. That is the highlight of this film, although the rest of it is well worth seeing. Erik Rhodes is absolutely hilarious as the paid correspondent and the humor is not dated which is unusual in a film of this age. The "Chance is a fool's name for fate" routine is priceless. Edward Everett Horton again proves that he is the originator of the befuddled sidekick without being irritating and his little "dance" with a very young Betty Grable is such fun The art deco sets and great 30's clothes are wonderful and it makes you wish for a time when everybody wore evening dress and danced at the drop of a hat. Don't miss it...this is one of the highlight Astaire/Rogers efforts.