The Divorcée
The Divorcée (1930)

Norma Shearer earned an Academy Award for playing the not so gay divorcée in this pre-Code offering based, loosely, on Ex-Wife, a 1929 Ursula Parrott novel. Shearer is Jerry, a socialite who marries handsome Ted (Chester Morris) after a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 19, 1930
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A movie about, essentially, the perils of revenge sex (for women, at least).

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Mesmo que supostamente denuncie o machismo da época, o próprio filme é machista, moralista e repleto de personagens desprezíveis, sendo verdadeiramente repugnante.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

[Shearer] certainly deserved her Oscar for this one.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hysterical early talkie melodrama.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Refreshingly excited about female sexuality for a Hollywood movie, though pretty tame stuff all in all.

Emanuel Levy

It's doubtful that this melodrama, in which Norma Shearer challenges society's double standards about sexual mores by flirting with several men, could have been made after 1934 due to strictures of the Production Code.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Surpisingly strong, effective early talkie from usually tepid MGM

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie is okay, it's just like a lot of other movies with similar plots about divorced couples, and the predictable happy ending, of course. Not bad,… More
John Ballantine
An okay and slightly interesting 30s pic that displays some taboos that you don't see later on after Hollywood decides to be more "moral" in its… More
jay nixon
Creaky antique, considering the difference in acting styles between now and then Shearer is good not great and its interesting to see the frankness which the… More
Antonius Block
I have to say, it's fun to watch the partying and horseplay 1930 style, and it's always nice to see Norma Shearer. The film clearly exposes the… More
Cindy I
A good early vehicle for Norma Shearer. She normally played good girls, but she talked her husband, movie mogul Irving Thalberg, into letting her play this… More