Movies in Quarantine

“Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.” Groucho Marx, movie actor. “I have learned that, not diamonds, but divorce lawyers are a girl’s best friend.” Zsa Zsa Gabor, movie actress. Movies have been a popular diversion during the pandemic. What better time to see how movies have handled divorce through the years? A popular topic since the advent of silent movies, A Bill of Divorcement (1922) was one of the first. Ten years later the remake starred John Barrymore and Katherine Hepburn and sound. The movie made Hepburn an instant star. Divorce movies-comedies, dramas, foreign films-have been made [...]