The Gay Divorcee

The Gay Divorcee
The Gay Divorcee
  • UR
  • 1h 47m
  • 1934
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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sing, dance and find romance to the songs of Cole Porter in one of their greatest films--The Gay Divorcee. While crossing the channel after a successful engagement in the cafés of Paris, American dancer Guy Holden (Astaire) is swept into a whirl wind romance when Mimi Glossop's (Academy Award winner Rogers) garment drops out of the air onto him. Mimi is already engaged, but wishes to break off with her fiancé and has asked a friend Egbert (Edward Everett Horton) for help. Egbert believes he can solve her situation by hiring a gigolo to the fiancé believe Mimi is having an affair. Now, as Mimi and Guy fall in love, she believes she is losing her heart to the paid gigolo. But all secrets are revealed when Guy, Mimi, Egbert, her philandering fiancé and the real gigolo come together in a hotel ballroom--and Mimi is freed to marry Guy.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Josh Larsen

Astaire and Rogers are so elegantly in sync that the ill-fitting conventions simply melt away

June 25, 2017
Film and Felt
Gabe Leibowitz

The Gay Divorcee offers a terrific mix of wit, humor, and, of course, song-and-dance.

June 22, 2017
Emanuel Levy

The second, charming teaming of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, probably his best dancing partner

June 22, 2017
Susan Granger

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 12, 1934
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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