The Gay Divorcee (1934) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Mark Sandrich and produced by Pandro S. Berman.
The film was based on the musical Gay Divorce written by Dwight Taylor performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NY & Shubert Theatre, NY from Nov 29, 1932 - Jul 1, 1933.
Academy Awards 1934 --- Ceremony Number 7 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Art Direction||Van Nest Polglase, Carroll Clark||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||RKO Radio Studio Music Department, Max Steiner, head of department (Score by Kenneth Webb and Samue||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Con Conrad; Lyrics by Herb Magidson||Won|
|Best Picture||RKO Radio||Nominated|
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Mimi Glossop: What was that last one?
Guy Holden: Benedictine?
Mimi Glossop: No, the one after that.
Guy Holden: Oh, marriage?
Mimi Glossop: Do you always propose marriage as casually as that?
Guy Holden: There is nothing casual about it. In fact, I've given it long and sincere thought.
Guy Holden: [singing] It's just like looking for a needle in a haystack. Searching for a moonbeam in the moon. Still I've gotta find you. It's just like looking for a raindrop in the ocean. Searching for a dewdrop in the dew. Still I've gotta find you. I'll roam the town in hope that we'll meet. Look at each face I pass on the street. Sometimes I feel the beat of your feet. But it's just imagination. Though it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. Still I'll follow every little clue 'cause I've gotta find you.
Egbert Fitzgerald: It's no crime to be married. It just shows a weakness on the part of men that women take advantage of.
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The original musical on which this movie was based was called "The Gay Divorce", but because of objections from the censor, the title of the film was changed to "The Gay Divorcee" (one 'e' added).
The jumpsuit that Betty Grable wears in the "Let's Knock Knees" dance number was a garment previously worn by Dolores del Rio in Flying Down to Rio.
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