A Bill of Divorcement (1940 film)

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A Bill of Divorcement
Directed by John Farrow
Produced by Robert Sisk
Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo
Based on play by Clemence Dane
Starring Maureen O'Hara
Adolphe Menjou
Fay Bainter
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca
Edited by Harry Marker
Release date
Running time
74 mins
Country United States
Language English

A Bill of Divorcement is a 1940 film directed by John Farrow. It was also known as Never to Love and was based on a play that was filmed in 1932 with John Barrymore and Katharine Hepburn.


Hilary Fairchild returns home after a long spell in a lunatic asylum.



The film was announced in November 1939 with the lead roles allocated to Adolphe Menjou and Maureen O'Hara. O'Hara had just moved to Hollywood with Charles Laughton and appeared in The Hunchback of Notre Dama.Producer Robert Sisk and director John Farrow had made a number of films together including the popular Five Came Back (1939).[1] It was considered an "A" picture - Farrow and Sisk's first such movie at RKO.[2]

Filming started 2 December 1939.[3][4]


Box Office

The film recorded a loss of $104,000.[5]


  1. ^ By DOUGLAS W CHURCHILL Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. (1939, Nov 01). SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/102790700?accountid=13902
  2. ^ Louella O. parsons. (1939, Nov 01). The Washington Post (1923-1954) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/151106620?accountid=13902
  3. ^ Schallert, E. (1939, Nov 18). DRAMA. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/165040168?accountid=13902
  4. ^ By DOUGLAS W CHURCHILL Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. (1939, Nov 23). SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/102920596?accountid=13902
  5. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p148

External links

  • Bill of Divorcement at IMDB
  • Bill of Divorcement at TCMDB
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