A Royal Divorce (1938 film)

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A Royal Divorce
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Directed by Jack Raymond
Written by Miles Malleson
Jacques Théry
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Starring Ruth Chatterton
Pierre Blanchar
Carol Goodner
Cinematography Freddie Young
Edited by Peggy Hennessey
Music by Anthony Collins
Imperator Films
Distributed by Paramount British Pictures
Release date
  • 21 September 1938 (1938-09-21)(United Kingdom)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Royal Divorce is a 1938 British historical drama film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Ruth Chatterton, Pierre Blanchar and Frank Cellier. [1] The film portrays the complex relationship between Napoleon I of France and his wife, Josephine Bonaparte from their first meeting until their divorce more than a decade later. [2] It was shot at Denham Studios in Buckinghamshire. [3] The film's sets were designed by the art director David Rawnsley.



Critical reception

TV Guide called the film a "mediocre adaptation", [4] while Allmovie wrote, "in terms of costumes and settings, A Royal Divorce is authentic to a fault; in terms of adherence to the facts, it's a bit shaky, though undeniably dramatic. [5]

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