Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Gay Divorcee

The Gay Divorcee 
Released Date: October 12, 1934
Director: Mark Sandrich
Actors: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Lillian Miles, Charles Coleman, William Austin, and Betty Grable

     For the past month, I have been on a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers kick. I've had so much fun watching the talent of the amazing duo. Out of all the movies they did together, this one, so far, has been my favorite. I ordered part two of the collection and am waiting patiently. Did you know that Fred Astaire did not want to work with Ginger at first? This just happens to be the couples second out of ten movies they made together. And, Fred Astaire wanted to make a second movie with Ginger Rogers, after their first film together. I have also been reading Ginger Rogers book and I must say, she is an amazing woman. She is a great dancer, actress, and also, as I was pleased to find out, a great story teller.

     Do you believe in love at first sight? Well Guy Holden (Fred Astaire) is proof that it can happen. After pulling Mimi Glossop's (Ginger Rogers) dress out of a trunk, he is hopelessly head of heels. The two Americans meet in England of all places. Mimi's Aunt Hortense (Alice Brady) is going to help her get a divorce. The last thing Mimi was expecting, while trying to get her divorce, was to fall in love. But Guy is so persistent that he even looks all over the streets to find Mimi. And when he finally runs into her (literally) with his car, he follows her and blocks her just to talk to her. They soon realize that they have amazing chemestry and dance well together. Which is pretty neat, considering that the real life Fred and Ginger, had to find that out too. And so did we! Meanwhile, Aunt Hortense finds her old flame. Which also happens to be Guy's best friend and manager, Egbert "Pinky" Fitzgerald (Edward Everett Horton). Will Guy find out that Mimi is married? If he does, will he be upset? Will they end up together? Hopefully, right? Because the world would not be the same without the most amazing dancing partners ever! If you end up buying the couples Collection films, you won't be disappointed. I promise.


  1. Love love LOVE the Gay Divorcee. I thought Ginger Rogers was so pretty in it. Fred Astaire was great too. I love the Night and Day routine, and The Continental. Both are great songs!

    Also I love the little ending dance they do too. ;)

    Have a great evening!

  2. It is a great movie :) Love the routines too and the dancing, oh the dancing ;)