The Divorce of Lady X: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson (1938 Movie)

DVD: The Divorce of Lady X is a 1938 British romantic comedy film made by London Films and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Tim Whelan and produced by Alexander Korda from a screenplay by Ian Dalrymple and Arthur Wimperis, adapted by Lajos Biró from the play Counsel’s Opinion by Gilbert Wakefield. The music score was by Miklós Rózsa and Lionel Salter and the cinematography by Harry Stradling. The film stars Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Binnie Barnes. The film was made in Technicolor. It was a remake of the 1933 film, Counsel’s Opinion, also made by London Films and in which Binnie Barnes appeared in the role played by Merle Oberon. Leslie Steele (Merle Oberon), a guest at a costume party is forced to stay overnight in a hotel because of a particularly bad London fog. As there are no rooms available, Steele talks her way into sharing a suite with Everard Logan (Laurence Olivier), a handsome but somewhat stiff lawyer. They spend the night together, quite chastely, but Logan becomes convinced that Leslie must be married. His conviction is confirmed when an old school friend, Lord Mere (Ralph Richardson) arrives and asks Everard to represent him in a divorce case against his wife, Lady Claire (Binnie Barnes). Cast Merle Oberon as Leslie Steele Laurence Olivier as Everard Logan Binnie Barnes as Lady Claire Mere Ralph Richardson as Lord Mere Morton Selten as Lord Steele JH Roberts as Slade Gertrude

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    23 Responses to “The Divorce of Lady X: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes, Ralph Richardson (1938 Movie)”

    1. FanofBewitched Says:

      This is a good movie. I saw it a few years ago.

    2. Tabroxfcc Says:

      This is a wonderful movie, one of my favourites

    3. navsikand Says:

      thanks so much for this. So hard to find a decent print of this movie anywhere. Diddnt realise it till i sawe a stunning print on TV.

    4. Cybele1986 Says:

      I love Larry Olivier when he does comedy. Thanks so much!

    5. ChildOfTheFlower Says:

      Been looking for this movie ever since I saw it on TCM two years ago. Thank you so much for posting this

    6. BetsyBooth22 Says:

      That’s kinda funny because it was on today!

    7. yomie100 Says:

      I’m surprised he didn’t spank her when he found out the truth lol. Love this movie. Thank you! :o)

    8. rebl0u Says:

      Lovely film, thank you so much for uploading it!

    9. aDieuSeul Says:

      She’s so awful to him! I don’t know why she keeps it up. Great movie, thanks for uplodaing!

    10. browniemcfi Says:

      wonderful film, one of my favourites, I think Merle Oberon is divine and Laurence Olivier is gorgeous!Many thanks for posting!

    11. ahlam7949 Says:

      absolutly good

      thanxxx alot

    12. goodboy482 Says:

      xD i am the only kid here that probably watched this xD

    13. helaughslikemuttley Says:

      Wonderful. I love the bit between Lord Mere & Logan, when Mere is presenting his case to Logan…. hilarious! Olivier and Richardson are terrific. One can forget how good Olivier was at comedy. However, one can never forget how bloody gorgeous he was…*sigh*…!

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    15. ThePayola123 Says:

      Laurence Olivier was a perfectly good lay.

    16. RichardIII1955 Says:

      I love Larry’s “Yes, I am!”

    17. RichardIII1955 Says:

      I mean his “Yes, I have!” when he’s hand a tiring journey

    18. RichardIII1955 Says:

      He’s hilarious! I love it!

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    20. croppp1 Says:

      wasted my time ;(

    21. AnonymusKD Says:


    22. babetrainisleaving Says:

      Lmao…oh gotta watch this till the end…liked the part he said…”i’ve seen many knockers before” oh dear….

    23. trusttheprocess80 Says:

      Que guapo Laurence Olivier!!. Me hubiese gustado haberlo visto en más comedias.