A Bill of Divorcement


Time Out says

Skilfully canned version of Clemence Dane's terribly dated problem play about a shellshocked WWI veteran (possibly suffering from hereditary insanity) who returns from the asylum after 15 years to find his wife planning divorce and his daughter a stranger. Full of strangled sentiments and easy options, with a rather too carefully studied performance by Barrymore. But fascinating to see Hepburn's raw-boned talent already at work in her first film, and Cukor already responding to it. Remade in 1940 with Adolphe Menjou and Maureen O'Hara.


Release details

75 mins

Cast and crew

George Cukor
Howard Estabrook, Harry Wagstaff Gribble
John Barrymore
Katharine Hepburn
Billie Burke
David Manners
Henry Stephenson
Elizabeth Patterson