11--Divorce:  Movies/Videos

48 hours:  Victims of divorce.  1989-2-9.  [Production company unknown.]  Videocassette. 

A Mess.  Producer, A. L. Alexander;  mediators, Paul Dawson Eddy, Norman Vincent Peale, Ralph Emerson Davis.  National Broadcasting Co., 1958.  27 min., b&w. 16 mm.  A study of an overpossessive husband.  The mediation board considers the case of a young wife separated from her husband and pregnant by a man whom she wishes to marry but cannot because her husband refuses to give her a divorce.

Active service.  Director, Louis Myll;  produced by George Kleine, 1916.  Starring Harry Watson & George Bickel.  1 reel of 1, b&w, 16 mm.  Musty Suffer arrives unexpectedly in the town of While-U-Wait and avails himself of the local services:  an instant shave and haircut by a vacuum cleaner;  dry cleaning done without undressing;  and a marriage and divorce performed on the same day by a business firm which supplies wives, detectives, and correspondents.

Alfredo, Alfredo.  Directed by Pietro Germi;  screenplay by Leo Benvenuti, Piero de Bernardi, Tullio Pinelli, Pietro Germi.  R.P.A.-Rizzoli Film, Italy, Francoriz Production, 1973.  Dustin Hoffman & Stefania Sandrelli.  12 reels of 12 on 6, 35 mm.

Anna Karenina.  Director, Clarence Brown;  producer, David O.  Selznick;  screenwriters, Clemence Dane and Salka Viertel;  dialogue, S.N.  Behrman.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935.  Starring Greta Garbo & Fredric March.  2 videocassettes, 93 min, b&w.  Anna Karenina (Greta Garbo) is the wife of a prominant Russian government official.  She leads a correct but confining upper-middle-class existence.  She seems content with her life as a proper companion to her dignified, unaffectionate husband (Basil Rathbone) and an adoring mother to her young son (Freddie Bartholomew), until she meets Count Vronsky (Fredric March), a young officer of the guards.  He pursues her and she falls madly in love with him.  Her husband refuses to divorce her, so she gives up everything, including her beloved son, to be with Vronsky.  After a short time, Vronsky becomes bored and unhappy with their life as social outcasts.  He abandons her, returns to the military and is immediately accepted back into society.  Anna, a fallen woman, shunned by respectable society, throws herself under a train.  From the novel by Count Leo Tolstoy.

Anne de Boleyn.  Directed by  Henri Desfontaines;  written by Max Pemberton.  France:  Eclipse, 1913.  Starring Laura Cowie & Albert Decoeur.  2 reels of 2, b&w, 16 mm.  King Henry VIII of England divorces his wife, Catherine of Aragon, and marries Anne Boleyn, a former lady-in-waiting who is in love with Sir Thomas Wyatt.  After several years, Henry becomes infatuated with Lady Jane Seymour and arranges to have the innocent Anne found in a compromising situation with Sir Thomas.  Anne is tried for infidelity, found guilty, and executed.

Ask Dr. Ruth.  Directed by David L.  McGrail.  Marvin Mitchelson with King Features Entertainment, 1986.  Videocassette, VHS.

Bradshaww, John.  John Bradshaw on--surviving divorce.  Sagebrush production, 1989.  Videocassette, 90 min.

Caio Guilio Cesare.  Julius Caesar.  Directed by Enrico Guazzoni.  Italy:  Cines, 1914.  Starring Amleto Novelli & Gianna Terribili-Gonzales.  6 reels of 6, b&w, 16 mm.  A fictionalized historical spectacular covering the life of Julius Caesar from 80 B.C. to his death in 44 B.C.  Opens with Caesar at the age of twenty, and follows him through his secret marriage to Cornelia, daughter of Lucius Cinna, which incurs the wrath of Sulla, then Dictator of Rome;  the divorce;  and Caesar's exile.  Twenty years later follows Caesar's political alliance with Pompey, his restless political ambition, his great military triumphs, his crossing of the Rubicon, his marriage to Calpurnia, and his return to Rome as dictator.  Finally, covers the formation of the conspiracy by Cato and Brutus, Caesar's murder, Antony's oration, and the resulting pandemonium.

Children of divorce.  Director, Frank Lloyd;  screenplay, Hope Loring, Louis D.  Lighton.  Famous Players-Lasky Corp., Paramount Pictures, 1927.  Clara Bow, Esther Ralston & Cary Cooper.  7 reels of 7, b&w.

Children of divorce.  Produced by Charles B.  Fitzsimons;  written and directed by Joanna Lee.  A Christiana production in association with Marble Arch Productions, 1980.  2 videocassettes, 90 min.

DeAngelis, Barbara.  Dating after divorce.  Kushner Locke Company & 100% Productions, 1991.  Videocassette.

DeAngelis, Barbara.  Divorce affecting adults.  Kushner Locke Company & 100% Productions, 1991.  Videocassette.

DeAngelis, Barbara.  Is divorce on your mind?.  Directed by Glenn Weiss.  Kushner Locke Company & 100% Productions, 1991.  Videocassette.

DeAngelis, Barbara.  Kids in middle divorce.  Directed by Glenn Weiss.  Kushner Locke Company & 100% Productions, 1991.  Videocassette.

DeAngelis, Barbara.  Telling kids about divorce.  Directed by Glenn Weiss.  Kushner Locke Company & 100% Productions, 1991.  Videocassette.

Divorce is changing America.  Producers, Paula Banks Mashore, Rhonda Schwartz;  directors, Robert Rogers, Gerald Polkoff;  writer, Robert Rogers.  NBC-TV, 1986-06-03.  Videocassette, 60 min.

Divorce tax reform--new opportunites, new obstacles. Divorce Taxation Education, 1985.  2 videocassettes, VHS.

Divorce, American dreamer style.  Directed by Sam Weisman.  Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1990.  Videocassette.

Divorce, American style.  Directed by Andy Ackerman.  NBC-TV, 1992.  Videocassette.

Divorce, divorce.  Directed by Rafael Eisenman.  Red Shoes, 1996.  Videocassette.

Divorced sweets.  Produced by Al Christie;  story by Sid Herzig and William Watson.  Fox Film Corporation, 1933.  Starring Tom Howard & George Shelton.  1 reel of 1, b&w, 16 mm.

Divorcees Anonymous.  Directed by William Corrigan;  produced by David Susskind & Robert Costello;  written by Vance Bourjaily.  Armstrong circle theatre.  Talent Associates production, 1957.  Starring Bibi Osterwald, June Dayton & Frank Overton.  2 reels of 2, 16 mm.  A drama of a woman on the verge of divorce and how Divorcees Anonymous, a Chicago organization, deals with such cases.  The organization tries along with two divorced women to make the woman on the verge of divorce realize how much better it is to stay married. With the aid of Sam Starr, a Chicago attorney, they bring about a reconciliation.  At the conclusion, Sam Starr speaks briefly about the pressing problem of divorce today.

Ellman, Deborah.  Shattered dishes--picking up the pieces of our parent's divorce.  Deborah L. Ellman, 1991.  Videocassette, VHS.

Frontline:  Divorce wars.  Produced and directed by Sherry Jones;  co-produced by Christine Intagliata;  producer/director, Janet McFadden.  Washington Media Associates, 1986.  Videocassette, 57 min.

Full house:  Divorce court.  Directed by Jeff Franklin.  Lorimar Productions, 1989.  Videocassette.

Good Advice:  Divorce egyptian style.  Directed by Robby Benson.  Tristar Television, 1994.  Videocassette.

Greatest American hero:  Divorce Venusian style.  Directed by Ivan Dixon;  produced by Christopher Nelson.  Paramount Pictures, 1982.  Videocassette.

Growing pains:  Divorce story.  Directed by John Tracy.  Guntzelman Sullivan Marshall production in association with Warner Brothers Television, 1990.  Videocassette.

Grusin, Dave. Divorce American style.  Film music for orchestra, c1967.

Healthview:  Main interview:  children & divorce.  Produced by Tom Caines, Philip Cafasso, Beth Rudnick;  directed by Nicholas Vorolieff.  Raritan Bay Medical Center, 1984.  Videocassette

Hello central, give me heaven.  Universal Film Mfg, Canada, 1913.  Starring Jane Fearnley & William E. Shay.  1 reel of 1, b&w, 35 mm.  The child of a divorced couple telephones heaven to make a drunken neighbor stop beating his crippled son.  The little girl's father gets the message at the central office and comes to the rescue.  The estranged parents of the girl are reunited.

Henry, O.  The Whirligig of life.  Directed by Floyd France.  Thomas A.  Edison Studios, 1917.  Starring George O'Donnell, Dick L'Estrange & Rolinda Bainbridge.  2 reels of 2, 16mm.  A rural Tennessee couple who want a divorce plead their sides of the domestic quarrel, presented through flashbacks, to the justice of the peace.  They are granted their divorce, but decide to remarry the next day.

Husbands and wives.  Directed and written by Woody Allen;  produced by Richard Greenhut.  TriStar Pictures, 1992.  Starring Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis & Sydney Pollack.  11 reels of 11 on 12, 35 mm.

In name only.  Directed by John Cromwell;  produced by George Haight;  screen play by Richard Sherman.  RKO Radio Pictures, 1939.  Starring Carole Lombard & Cary Grant.  Videocassette, VHS, 10 reels of 10 on 5, b&w;  35 mm., 95 min.

Interiors.  Directed and written by Woody Allen.  United Artists, 1978;  MGM/UA Home Video.  Videocassette VHS, 93 min.  When the father of three sisters decides to divorce their shattered mother and remarry a spunky, middle-aged widow, the three young women struggle to come to terms with each other and with themselves.  The icy interiors in which their interlocking crises unfold reflect the emotional deepfreeze which they are trying to break through.

Irreconcilable differences.  Directed by Charles Shyer;  produced by Arlene Sellers & Alex Winitsky;  written by Nancy Meyers & Charles Shyer.  Warner Bros., a Lantana Production, 1984.  Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore & Sharon Stone.  1 videodisc, 112 min.  Nine-year old Casey takes her parents to court over their own divorce.  Through flashbacks, we learn Casey's story how her parents met, married and wrote the script that earned them millions and the success that contributed to their eventual breakup.

Johnson, Owen McMahon.  Children of divorce.  Producer and director, Frank Lloyd;  screenplay, Hope Loring, Louis D.  Lighton;  titles, Alfred Hustwick Paramount Famous Lasky Corp., 1927.  70 min., b&w., 35 mm.  Starring Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Einar Hanson & Norman Trevor.  Based on the story of the same title by Owen Johnson.  A melodrama in whih three children from broken homes become friends and later marry, with unhappy results.

Jungle 2 jungle.  Directed by John Pasquin;  producer, Brian Reilly;  screenplay, Bruce A.  Evans, Raynold Gideon.  Starring Tim Allen.  Disney Enterprises, 1997.  12 reels of 12 on 6, 35 mm.  Based on Un Indien dans la ville by Herve Palud, Igor Aptekman, Thierry Lhermitte, Philippe Bruneau & the screenplay entitled An Indian in the city by Bruce A.  Evans & Raynold Gideon.  Successful commodities trader Michael Cromwell is engaged to marry Charlotte, but first he must finalize his divorce with his estranged wife.  Leaving everthing behind, including his hyperactive business partner, Richard, Michael travels deep into the Amazon jungle where Patricia has been living since she left him, and gets the surprise of his life when he discovers he has a 13 year old son, Mimi-Siku, who has been raised among tribesmen.  In no time, Michael inadvertently agrees to take Mimi-Siku to visit his own jungle, New York City.  Cultures collide and chaos ensues when Mimi-Siku, who has more skill with blow darts than with social graces, comes to the most sophisticated city on the planet and wreaks comical havoc on his father's life.

L.A. law:  Divorce with extreme prejudice.  Producer, Scott Goldstein;  Directed by Sam Weisman.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1987.  Videocassette, 49 min.

Law & order:  Divorce.  Directed by Constantine Makris. Universal City Studios, 1997.  Videocassette, 60 min.

Living in a big way.  Produced by Loew's Incorporated;  directed by Gregory La Cava;  produced by Pandro S.  Berman;  screen play by Gregory La Cava and Irving Ravetch.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1947.  Starring Gene Kelly & Marie McDonald.  11 reels of 11 on 6, b&w, 35 mm.  A World War II Army pilot and a young woman who have known each other for only a few days, are married hours before he is shipped overseas.  He returns after being discharged to find that his father-in-law has become wealthy and his unkissed bride is now a society belle, who regrets the marraige and wants a quiet divorce.  He works with other veterans to help ease the post war housing shortage, and he and his bride rediscover their love for each other.

Love walked in.  Directed by Juan J.  Campanella;  produced by Ricardo Freixa;  writen by Juan Jose Campanella, Jose Pablo Feinmann, Lynn Geller, Larry Golin.  Videocassette, 95 min.  10 reels of 10 on 5, 33mm, 95 min.  A down-on-his-luck piano player (Denis Leary) at the Blue Cat Lounge is offered a chance to make some big money by a private detective friend (Michael Badalucco).  All the piano player has to do is convice his sultry singer girl friend (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon) to seduce a multi-millionaire (Terrence Stamp), who has eyes for her.  By getting photos of the two of them together, he will be able to get money from the wife, who would like to divorce him.  Unfortunately the singer falls for the millionaire.  The detective tries to call off the scam, but the pianist already has dollars floating before his eyes.  The pianist also has dreams of being a writer.  Throughout the film, a fictional sub-story flashes in as he wites about Cousin Matt (Danny Nucci), who is also seeking to escape his unpleasant existence.  Of course events in the fiction conincides with the events the pianist is caught up in.

Love, marriage and divorce Hollywood style.  Directed by Eric K.  Trauls. MGM Worldwide Television, Inc.  & Bogorad/Wyler Entertainment, 1997.  Videocassette.

May divorce be with you.  Directed by Bethany Rooney.  Melkis Productions, 1992.  Videocassette.

Melrose Place:  Divorce Domincian style.  Directed by Chip Chalmers.  Spelling Television, 1998.  Videocassette.

Mis padres se divorician.  My parents are going to divorce.  Directed by Julian Soler;  a production of Gregorio Walerstein.  1959.  Videocassette, VHS, b&w.

Mother love.  Directed by Simon Langton;  produced by Ken Riddington;  screenplay by Andrew Davies;  written by Andrew Davies.  BBC TV production in association with WGBH-Boston, PBS, 1990-10-25.  Starring Dianna Rigg & James Wilby.  2 Videocassettes, 120 min.  Helena refuses to allow her son to see his father after their divorce because of her obsessive jealousy.  Unbeknownst to her, her son Kit has been visiting his father for years, but does not tell his mother for fear that she will commit suicide when she discovers his disloyalty.  He enlists his wife, Angela, in this deception when he marries.  When Helena discovers that her trusted cousin, George, has also been secretly visiting her ex-husband and his family for years, she plots to have her ex-husband's wife killed and frames George for the murder.  At the end of the episode, Andrew Davies and Diana Rigg talk about the making of this program.

Mrs.  Doubtfire.  Directed by Chris Columbus;  produced by Marsha Graces Williams, Robin Williams and Mark Radcliffe;  screenplay by Randi Mayem Singer and Leslie Dixon.  Twentieth Century Fox, 1993.  Starring Robin Williams, Sally Fields & Pierce Brosnan.  13 reels of 13 on 7, 35 mm.  After divorce, man dresses a British matron to be a housekeeper in the home of his ex-wife to be near his children.

Nearly a husband.  Written by Hayes T. Hunter.  Produced by George Kleine, 1947.  Starring George Bickel & Millicent Evans.  1 reel of 1, b&w, 16 mm, silent film.  A burlesque comedy in which thief Tony marries Nita, but is soon separated from his young bride when he is knocked unconscious during an attempted safecracking and left in the bank by his fellow criminals who tell Nita that her husband is dead.  Mr.  Bonds of the bank finds Tony the next morning and, thinking that Tony had thwarted the robbery attempt, gives him a nice reward, with which Tony contents himself after not finding Nita.  Tony's money runs out eventually and he plans a rich haul at a hotel;  however, the room that he chooses to plunder belongs to Nita and her new husband, Tom, who is Tony's nephew.  After their shocked discovery of each other, Tony and Tom decide to draw straws to determine which one of them will remain Nita's husband;  Tom wins the draw and he and Nita leave the room so that Tony can shoot himself.  Tony decides that a divorce is cheaper than a funeral and shoots into the air, then poses dead.  Nita and Tom see Tony, presumably dead, and escape through the window, leaving Tony happily rifling through their possessions.  Copyright:  George Kleine;  16Dec15;  LU7219.  A George Kleine photo comedy.

Nightline.  1988-12-29, ABC News.  Vanderbilt Television News Archive Collection.  Children’s religious upbringing as a divorce issue.  Videocassette.

Nightline.  1989-12-18, ABC News.  Vanderbilt Television News Archive Collection.  Videocassette, 30 min. Divorce.

Nightline.  1990-02-19, ABC News.  Vanderbilt Television News Archive Collection.  Videocassette, 30 min.  Donald and Ivana Trump divorce.

Nightline.  1994-09-09.  ABC news nightline.  Vanderbilt Television News Archive Collection.  Videocassette, 29 min.  The impact on children and the American family structure of increasing out-of-wedlock birth rates and divorce rates.

Nightline.  1995-12-21, ABC News.  Vanderbilt Television News Archive Collection.  Videocassette, 30 min.  Issues related to the possibility of a divorce for Great Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

One minute to midnight.  Directed by Robert Michael Ingria;  produced by Dara Murphy;  screenplay by Lawrence Curtin.  1987.  Videocassette.  David Lawrence, escaping from a bad divorce in Massachusetts, runs into an old friend, Brock Kincade, who works for the DEA in Miami.  In desperate need of money to pay his alimony and child support David agrees to find a murderer in Colombia, South America.  A hilariously funny portrayal of today's social malignancies.  Starring Lawrence Curtin & Diane Coyne.

One way out.  Directed by Roy Kellino;  produced by Warren Lewis;  teleplay by Dick Carr.  Four Star Productions; CBS, 12-15-1955.  Starring Ida Lupino & Scott Forbes.  Videocassette, VHS, b&w.  A wealthy woman separates from her fortune-hunting husband.  For a change of scenery, she goes to New York City and rents a swanky penthouse in a building so new that no one else lives there.  She dozes off.  When she awakens, she finds herself trapped in the apartment.  Her estranged husband and his girlfriend are after her money, and are hoping this will drive her crazy.  She becomes hysterical, but by the time they show up, she has herself under control and feigns insanity.  She turns the tables on them and exits, leaving them trapped in their own prison.

Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E.  Directed by Andy Cadiff.  Bungalow 78 production in association with Universal, 1992.  Videocassette.

Our little girl.  Directed by John Robertson;  produced by Edward Butcher ;  screenplay and adaptation by Stephen Avery.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 1935.  Starring Rosemary Ames & Shirley Temple.  Videocassette, VHS, 65 min.  7 reels of 7 on 4, b&w, 35 mm.  When the growing distance between her parents leads toward divorce, Molly leaves home, convinced everyone would be happier without her.

Pa-wang pieh chi, Adieu ma concubine.  Farewell my concubine. Directed by Chen Kaige;  producer, Hsu Feng;  screenplay by Lilian Lee & Lu Wei.  Miramax Films in association with Maverick Picture Company and Tomson (HK) Films Co., China Film Co-production Corporation, 1993.  Starring Stevanie Sandrelli.  2 videodiscs, 157 min.  A story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them.  Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the cultural revolution.

Planning techniques in divorce transactions under the Tax Reform Act of 1984.  The American Law Institute, 1984.  4 videocassettes, VHS.

Richman, Arthur.  Let's do it again.  Producer, Oscar Saul;  director, Alexander Hall;  screenplay, Mary Loos, Richard Sale.  Columbia Pictures Corp., 1953.  95 min., color, 35 mm.  Based on a play by Arthur Richman.  A musical comedy about a retired musical star whose attempt to make her husband jealous results in a series of misunderstandings and the instigation of divorce proceedings.  Starring Jane Wyman & Ray Milland

Rogerson, Carol.  Justice between spouses upon divorce.  Title on original container:  Plenary session--Carol Rogerson 1995.  National Council on Family Relations, 1995.  Videocassette, VHS.

Roseanne:  Divorce.  Carsey-Werner Company, 1988.  Videoreel.

Scandal mongers.  Directed and produced, Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley;  story, Lois Weber.  Universal, 1915.  Starrying Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley & Adele Farrington.  4 reels of 5, b&w, 35 mm.  A happily married broker gives his injured stenographer a ride to work.  The car passes his club and his companions, recognizing the girl, immediately assumes the inevitable opinion and the God of Scandal proceeds to revel.  The broker's wife witnesses the rides home and eventually files for divorce.  The stenographer weds a neighborhood suitor and leaves town to live down the uncalled-for disgrace.  Throughout the story are incidents which reveal the harm wrought by gossip.

Silk stalkings:  Divorce, Palm Beach style.  Directed by Peter Delouise.  Cannell Entertainment, 1996.  Videocassette.

Simon and Laura.  Producer, Teddy Baird;  director, Muriel Box;  screenplay, Peter Blackmore;  music composer and conductor, Benjamin Frankel;  film editor, Jean Barker.  Group Film Productions, London:  1955.  Released in the U.S. by Universal International Films, 1956.  91 min., color, 35 mm.  Based on the play of the same title by Alan Melville (pseud.).  A comedy-satire about the complications which arise when a contentious theatrical couple, on the verge of divorce, accept a television contract to appear together in a daily program portraying ideal marriage.

Slumbs of Beverly Hills.  Directed/screenplay by Tamara Jenkins;  producers, Michael Nozik, Stan Wlodkowski.  Fox Searchlight, 1998.  10 reels of 10 on 5, 35 mm.  Set in 1976, in the vein of the neurotic Jewish comedies made by Mel Brooks about a family out of its element and a teenager on the brink of sexual discovery.  The Abramowitzes of Berverly Hils provide a skewed portrait of family life in America's city of dreams.  Challenged by divorce, addiction and dysfunction--yet still determined to fit in with the in-crowd, the Abramowitzes survive on the edge.

Sorrows of love:  What becomes of the children?  Directed by Walter Shumway;  associate producers, Anthony Landi and Robert C.  Kennell;  story, Corra Beach.  Sentinel Productions, 1936.  Starring Joan Marsh & Robert Frazer.  2 reels, b&w, 16 mm.  Two children, Marion and Freddy, are neglected by their father, John.  He is a businessman who hungers for a railroad empire, despite the warnings of his wife Edith and friend Tom.  When the parents divorce, the brother and sister are separated. Later, when they are grown and in college, and Marion marries Roy Daniels.  However, only moments after the ceremony, Daniels is arrested. Marion and Freddy meet once more, and he unintentionally kills Daniels.  Tried for murder, Freddy appears doomed until Shelby confesses, when at last the family can be reunited.

Stella Dallas.  Directed by King Vidor;  produced by Samuel Goldwyn;  screen play by Sarah Y.  Mason and Victor Heerman.  Samuel Goldwyn & United Artists, 1937.  Starring Barbara Stanwyck & John Boles.  Videodisc, 106 min., b&w.  Stephen Dallas, well-educated and refined, falls in love with and marries Stella Martin, a pretty young mill-hand.  He soon realizes that they have nothing in common.  Gradually they see less and less of each other, Stella being absorbed in bringing up their daughter Laurel.  Laurel has much of her father in her and recoils instinctively from her mother's vulgarity, though remaining completely loyal to her.  As Laurel grows up things become increasingly difficult.  Stella consents to a divorce from Stephen for Laurel's sake.  Laurel hears what has happened and refuses to leave her mother.  Stella makes the supreme sacrifice.  She pretends she is sick of being a mother and wants a good time with a drunken old admirer.  Completely deceived and disillusioned Laurel leaves her and finds happiness with her father and stepmother.

Stolen hours.  Directed by Travers Vale;  story by Olive Wadsley.  World Pictures, 1918.  3 reels of 5, b&w, 35 mm.  Diana Lester, the daughter of a gambler, is a worldly-wise but unspoiled girl.  She helps Hugh Carton, a rising politician, to escape a gambling raid.  They fall in love, but he is married.  Starring Ethel Clayton & John Bowers.  Diana leaves Hugh, but can't stay away.  She returns to him and costs him a cabinet position.  She leaves him again just before his wife agrees to a divorce.  He forsakes his political career to search for her and finds her just before she marries another man. 

Suddenly Susan.  Love & divorce American style:  parts 1-3.  Directed by Pamela Fryman.  1997. Warner Brothers Televison.  3 videocassettes.

Sweating bullets:  May divorce be with you.  Directed by Clay Borris.  Safritel-IO International, 1993.  Videocassette.

Talaq.  Direction, S. Suleman;  production, M.  Saeed;  story, Nazir Ajmeri.  Pakistan:  Shalimar Recording Co., 1976.  Videocassette, VHS.  Starring Shahid Shabnam & Lehri Najma.  Highlighting the distressing after-effects of divorce in a conservative Islamic society.  If demanded impulsively by a wife, it would result in a broken home, with an emotionally distraught husband, an equally grief-stricken wife, and confused, innocent children.  Such a situation could be created by vested interests and the gullible wife exploited and taken in, precipitating the onslaught of one misfortune after another.  Luckily, the film deals with a hypothetical situation in the form of a dream, and the previously rash and stubborn wife wakes up to realize that it would be a point of no return for her, so she makes up with the husband and gives up her demand that the husband divorce her. 

The Awful truth.  Directed and produced by Leo McCarey;  screenplay by Vina Delmar.  Columbia Pictures, 1937.  RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1986.  Videocassette, Beta, 92 min., b&w.  This wildly funny romp opens when the battling Warriners, Jerry and Lucy, file for divorce.  The only hitch seems to be who will get custody of their beloved fox terrier, "Mr.  Smith" (Asta of "The Thin Man").  Between the interlocutory and the final decree, however, Jerry decides he wants Lucy back.  Unfortunately, she's now being courted by an ardent new suitor from Oklahoma, Daniel Leeson.

The Bludgeon.  Directed by Webster Cullison.  World Film Corp., 1915.  Starring Kathryn Osterman, John Dunn & Frank Beamish.  2 reels of 5, b&w, 35 mm.  Carl Evendorr, a chemist, lives happily with his wife, Irene, and their daughter, Rose.  He perfects a formula which brings him wealth.  They move into a more pretenious home.  Here, Irene meets Mrs.  Wharton, a social parasite, who drains her financially.  Mrs. Wharton introduces Irene to one of her male friends.  She entertains him while her husband is away on business and is later incriminated before her husband.  This results to a divorce although Carl shoulders all the blame.  Years later, Carl discovers his wife's innocence and through the medium of their daughter they are reunited.

The Co-respondent.  Directed and screenplay by Ralph W.  Ince;  produced by Ralph W.  Ince, Lee Shubert and Arthur Hammerstein.  Jewel Productions, 1917.  Starring Elaine Hammerstein, Wilfred Lucas & George Anderson.  1 reel of 6, b&w, 35 mm.  Ann Gray is an unhappy young woman whose only pleasure is in writing stories which are sometimes printed in a New York City newspaper.  Van Kreel, a married man, persuades her to elope with him in what he knows is a false ceremony.  It is interrupted by Mrs.  Van Kreel's detectives.  Ann flees to New York, NY:  becomes a reporter and falls in love with Richard Manning, her editor.  She is assigned to the Van Kreel divorce case and discovers that she herself is the mysterious co-respondent.  She persuades Manning to publish the story and he rewards her courage with a proposal of marriage. 

The Divorce dilemma.  Producers, Burton Benjamin, Isaac Kleinerman;  writer, Warren Wallace;  commentators, Walter Cronkite, Warren Wallace;  photographers, William Wagner, Robert J.  Clemens;  film editors, Tom Spain, Maurice Murad.  Columbia Broadcasting System, 1966.  60 min., b&w., 16 mm.  Describes and legal difficulties surrounding divorce proceedings in the United States.  Discusses neglect in dealing with bacis marriage difficulties and in providing for the interests of the children.  Analyzes two beneficial program which exist in Milwaukee and Detroit.

The divorce of Lady X.  Directed by Tim Whelan. London Films Productions.  PUB 1938.  A Alexander Korda production, 1938.  2 videocassettes, PAL.

The gay divorcee.  Director, Mark Sandrich;  producer, Pandro S. Berman;  writers, George Marion, Dorothy Yost & Edward Kaufman.  Starring, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.  RKO Radio Pictures, 1934.  1 Videodisc container by Image Entertainment, 1994, with additional titles, Top hat (1935), Follow the fleet (1936) & Shall we dance (1937).  From the novel The gay divorce by Dwight Taylor and Cole Porter.

The henpecked duck.  Direction by Robert Clampett;  produced by Leon Schlesinger;  story by Warren Foster;  animation, John Carey.  Warner Bros. Pictures, 1941 (1st colored in 1968, 2nd time in 1992).  Videocassette, 1 reel, b&w, 7 min.  Daffy Duck and his domineering wife are in divorce court with Porky Pig as the presiding judge.  Daffy's wife wants a divorce because Daffy lost their egg while doing a magic trick.  Daffy asks for one more chance and manages to restore the egg which promptly hatches.

The Larry Sanders show:  Hank's divorce.  Partners With Boundaries Productions, 1994.  Videoreel, 20 min.

The Liberation of L.B.  Jones.  Directed by William Wyler;  produced by Ronald Lubin;  screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Jesse Hill Ford.  Columbia Pictures, 1969.  Videocassette, Beta, 101 min.  Black undertaker files for divorce from his wife who had an affair with a white police officer.

The odd couple.  Directed by Gene Saks;  produced by Howard W.  Koch;  screenplay by Neil Simon.  Paramount Pictures, 1967.  Videodisc, 106 min.  Two divorced men decide to share a New York apartment.  Starring Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau.

The war of the Roses.  Directed by Danny DeVito;  produced by James L.  Brooks, Arnon Milchan;  screenplay and co-produced by Michael Leeson.  Gracie Films production, FoxVideo, 1991.  Starring Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner.  2 videodiscs, 12 reels on 6, 35mm., 116 min.  Barbara and Oliver Rose started out as young lovebirds, ready to scrimp and save and struggle their way toward a rosy future.  But by the time that future arrived, bringing with it two kids, two pets, two cars and a big house with a lighted, glassed-in shoe closet, they hated each other like poison.  Once their battle is underway, no holds are barred. It becomes a deliriously mean-spirited free-for-all in which nothing--not the pets, not the shoes, not the cars and certainly not themselves--is sacred.

Tip on a dead jockey.  Directed by Richard Thorpe;  produced by Edwin H.  Knopf;  screenplay by Charles Lederer.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957.  Starring Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone & Jack Lord.  Videocassette, VHS, 11 reels in 6, 35mm., 129 min.  As a result of his World War II experiences, a former combat pilot has lost his nerve for flying.  He seeks to forget his troubles by abandoning his wife and his responsiblities and leading a fast life in Spain.  When he runs out of money, he becomes involved in a narcotics smuggling operation.  Meanwhile his wife, whom he still loves, comes to Spain to try to reconcile.

To bury Caesar.  Directors, Fielder Cook and Ian Fordyce;  producer and executive producer, Fielder Cook;  original teleplay by Berkely Mather.  NBC presents:  DuPont show of the week, 1963-07-07.  2 reels of 2, b&w, 16 mm.  An anthology series.  This episode presents a courtroom melodrama about an English parliamentarian's fight for his political life.  Adam Hilderson is a brilliant politician but is passed over for ministerial posts.  His wife Helen thinks there must be an unsavory incident in his past.  Their friend, publisher Philip Maybrick, learns from a sailor Lembke that after their ship was torpedoed, Hilderson fought for a space on a lifeboat but a woman, Lembke's wife, was killed.  Maybrick proposes an infallible libel scheme, which would result in big money for both.  Hilderson learns his wife is colluding with Maybrick and will divorce him to marry Maybrick.  At the libel trial, Hilderson exposes the collusion and presents evidence he was not aboard the torpedoed ship, clearing his name.

Un divorcio.  One divorce.  Director Emilio Gomez.  Muriel Argel Films, SA, 1952.  Videocassette, VHS, b&w.

Veronica's closet:  Veronica's divorce papers.  Directed by Robert Berlinger.  1998.  Videocassette.  Copyright:  Warner Brothers Television.

When divorce comes to school.  Produced and directed by Terry Holzman.  Newton Cable Television Foundation and Terry Holzman, 1983.  Videocassette.