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Divorce(1945)

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The film begins with the following written foreword: "MARRIAGE-entered into with such high hopes-such promise of happiness. Then-too often-DIVORCE-which solves no problems-merely creating new ones-And-in its wake, leaves disillusionment, heartbreak, despair-Of such is our story..." Actor Johnny Calkins' name was incorrectly spelled "Johny" in the onscreen credits. According to the Variety review, this was the first independent film produced by Jeffrey Bernerd and Kay Francis' unit at Monogram.
       A Hollywood Reporter news item reported in September 1944 that Alfred Zeisler had been signed by Monogram to direct the film, and Paul Kelly was to co-star with Francis. Zeisler, however, was replaced by William Nigh, and Bruce Cabot was cast in the male lead. According to a July 1944 Los Angeles Examiner news item, the inspiration for this film was provided by a newspaper cartoon by Percy Crosby, entitled "Break Up", which showed "an unhappy child torn between his father and mother." Crosby, however, received no writing or story credit. Hollywood Reporter production charts include Clarence Muse and Barbara Woodell in the cast, but their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed.