Melodrama Screening and Discussion, 20th February, Jarman 7, 5-7pm

All are welcome to attend the third of this term’s melodrama discussion and screening sessions which will take place on the 20th of February in Jarman 7, from 5pm to 7 pm.

We will be showing Lies’ film choice: The Divorcee (Robert Z. Leonard, 1930) 83 mins

The Divorcee

Based on Ursula Parrott’s autobiographical novel Ex-Wife (which was so controversial its title was deliberately not featured in the film’s credits),The Divorcée helped redefine the concept of the “woman’s film” in the pre-Code era. Starring Norma Shearer in a role she would reprise in a number of similar movies, it tells the story of a young, married woman who becomes a divorcée when she decides to test the “single standard” – and finds it lacking.



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