Screen Test of Time, Ep. 11: The Divorcee
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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Norma Shearer wears a Parisian dress shop's worth of fabulous outfits and Conrad Nagel plays the least immoral character in this movie as a man with a blatant disregard for the sanctity of other people's marriages. The Divorcee is all glitter and very little gold, despite the last act Jane Eyre hail Mary. David quotes scripture and Suzan makes a plea for someone to put together a Tumblr so no one need watch this movie ever again.
Year Eligible: 1929/1930 (Nominated)
Music: "Don't Leave Me Daddy" by Marion Harris, available at freemusicarchive.org