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The Divorce of Lady X Details

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Filmed in lavish Technicolor and given Tiffany production values by producer Alexander Korda, the British comedy Divorce of Lady X is at base a trivial little farce, buoyed by the sprightly performances of star Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier. Ms. Oberon plays a costume-party guest who is forced to stay in a hotel overnight due to inclement weather. There are no rooms available, so the management prevails upon handsome but stuffy lawyer Olivier to give up half of his suite to the lovely Oberon. After a chaste evening together, Olivier becomes obsessed with Oberon, deducing that her elusiveness is due to the "fact" that she is married. Actually, she is nothing of the kind, but when an old school chum (Ralph Richardson) comes to Olivier's office to arrange for a divorce, Olivier jumps to the conclusion that Oberon is his old friend's soon-to-be "ex". Based on Gilbert Wakefield's play Gilbert Wakefield's Divorce of Lady X has become a familiar presence on cable TV because of its public domain status; less familiar is an earlier movie version of the Wakefield play, filmed in 1932 by director Allan Dwan. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Merle Oberon
as Leslie Steele
Laurence Olivier
as Everard Logan
Binnie Barnes
as Lady Mere
Ralph Richardson
as Lord Mere
Morton Selten
as Lord Steele
Gus McNaughton
as Waiter
Gertrude Musgrove
as Saunders
Hugh McDermott
Eileen Peel
as Mrs. Johnson
Lewis Gilbert
as Tom
Hal Gordon
as Taxidriver
Edward Lexy
as Peters
Eva Moore
as Lady
Eileen Peel
as Mrs. Johnson
Edward Lexy
as Peters
Hal Gordon
as Taxidriver
Lewis Gilbert
as Tom

Crew

Alexander Korda
Producer
Ian Dalrymple
Screenwriter
Arthur Wimperis
Screenwriter
Lajos Biró
Screenwriter
Lajos Biró
Play Author
Jack Hildyard
Cinematographer
Harry Stradling
Cinematographer
Miklos Rozsa
Composer (Music Score)
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
William W. Hornbeck
Editor
Paul Sheriff
Production Designer
Rene Hubert
Costume Designer
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