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A Bill of Divorcement

  • NR
  • 1932
  • 70 Minutes

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A Bill of Divorcement is Katharine Hepburn's first film, released in 1932. In this film, Hilary (played by John Barrymore) returns home after escaping from a mental asylum when he suddenly regains his sanity. After being gone for fifteen years he realizes that things have changed in his absence. His wife (played by Billie Burke known to the world as Glinda the good witch in the movie The Wizard Of Oz) has divorced him and is planning to remarry. His daugther, Sydney (Hepburn) who is also planning to marry discovers that it isn't shell shock that sent her father to the asylum after all and comes face to face with the fact that insanity runs in the family. She decides not to marry after all and dedicates the rest of her life to taking care of her father.

George Cukor

John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke, David Manners, Paul Cavanagh