The Gay Divorcee

Synopsis: Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (Brighton) and she thinks he is the correspondent. The plot is really an excuse for song and dance. The movie won three Academy nominations and the first Oscar for Best Song: "The Continental", a twenty-two minute production number.
Director(s): Mark Sandrich
Production: RKO Radio Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

This man wants to mess up my trunks...

...after I've packed the lovely things

I bought in Paris.

I'm very sorry, madam,

but we have to inspect all luggage...

...for dutiable merchandise.

Now, madam, how much

did you pay for this?

That? Oh, now, how much

did I pay for that?

I know I paid an awful lot. But I shouldn't

be telling you that, should I?

- Where did you buy it?

- Where did I buy it? Oh, now, let me see.

What was the name of that town?

- Paris?

- Paris? No. No, it wasn't Paris.

- Lyons?

- No. No, it wasn't Lyons...

...but you're getting warmer.

- Nice?

- Niece. Yes, that's who I'm waiting for.

- What?

- Yes, my niece, Mimi.

I sent her a cable to London

and told her to meet me here.

- Where is she?

- I'm sure I don't know, madam.

This is the only other place

she might be.

Oh, there she is.

Thank you very much.

- Hortense.

- Mimi, dear.

How are you?

Oh, you look perfectly marvelous.

Yes, don't I.

This is my niece, Mimi.

I told you about her.

The poor thing has had her life

all mixed up...

...but I've come over expressly

to straighten it all out for her.

Madam, we would appreciate it

if you'd straighten this matter out first.

Well, what is it you want me to do?

Come with me and we'll make

a declaration of all your purchases.

Everything's so topsy-turvy.

Will you put those things in

while I lock this?

- These?

- Yes, please.

Would you be good enough

to hold this for me? Thank you.

- Did you have a nice trip?

- I had a marvelous trip. I adore Paris.

It's so like Chicago.

I enjoyed every minute of it.

It's such a relief when you're traveling

to feel that you've never left home at all.

I shouldn't be long, dear.

Come along, men.

Porter. Porter.

- Oh, porter.

- Sorry, I'm busy, ma'am.


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