The Gay Divorcee
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Gay Divorcee offers a terrific mix of wit, humor, and, of course, song-and-dance."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"As far as musical comedies go, this one wasn't musical enough."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The second, charming teaming of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, probably his best dancing partner"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Just fast forward to the dance numbers and you'll be in heaven."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Aimed at cheering up a Depression audience--which it does do with animated song and dance numbers."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Not the best Fred and Ginger film, but not far from it. The 17 minute "Continental" is a stunner."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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