A Bill of Divorcement

Synopsis: After spending fifteen years in an asylum, Hilary Fairfield escapes from the institution after regaining his sanity. He finds that things at home are different than when he left them. His wife has divorced him and is already planning her next marriage, and his daughter has grown up throughout the years and is planning to marry as well.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): George Cukor
Production: RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
  1 win.
70 min

another prayer book,

we might do a deal.

I thought so.

Thanks very much. Sweet of you.

Shall we?

- What?

- Swap?

- Sydney darling, thats rather rude.

- Why I have been hinted at.

Its against my principles

to kneel down and say

I'm miserable sinner.

I'm not miserable,

and I'm not a sinner!

Thats the way you let your

daughter speak to me?

- Sydney, dear.

- I'm not better even if

you admire that's the way

...she views us.

- Thats not true, darling.

hasn't she led your lives

since you divorced father?

Hasn't she prevented you

from marrying Gray for years?

As long as my poor

brother Henry is alive,

inspite of God Margaret

is still his wife.

You know, father is

same as dead to us.

I always think it that way.

- He was in asylum before I was born.

- I've never even seen him.

Shame to you!

He doesn't deserve even

if he was in right mind.

When I used to go and see him,

he didn't even know me.

I know fathers condition is sad,

but it can't be helped.

The war wasn't our fault can't

blame anyone for shellshock.

- Shellshock?

- Hester!

His away we have got.

Let us not go with a

handkerchief to our

eyes all the time.

We got to live.

- You're as hard as ingot.

- No. I hate hypocracy.

I'm at the wrong

side of the family.

I'm the one person

in this house who

remembers poor Hilary!

I shall ask you to excuse me.


You mustn't say such

things to your Aunt Hester.

You get so excited,

you remind me...

..your father was so excited.

- Why no really.

I needn't that though if I want to.

I just want to run my life.

Mother, I want to

tell you something.

Kit wants me to marry

him right away and

go to Canad with him.

Darling, you're so

young to think of

getting married!

- You were married at my age.

- I know.

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Howard Estabrook

Howard Estabrook (born Howard Bolles, July 11, 1884 – July 16, 1978) was an American actor, film director and producer, and screenwriter. more…

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