I Want a Divorce Reviews

April 27, 2020
The humor and freshness of their early scenes get under the skin: when the film swings surprisingly, from comedy to deep drama, and the women in the audience get out their handkerchiefs, Joan and Dick keep in full charge of their roles.
April 27, 2020
Miss Blondell and Mr. Powell have been persuaded to hit the old high pace when playing their lighter scenes. Some of these are amusing, but they simply don't sandwich into the whole. And, when the story goes heavy -- well, confidentially, it sinks.
April 27, 2020
Excellent both in quality and as entertainment.
April 27, 2020
Joan Blondell and Dick Powell, 'Hollywood's happiest married couple,' are responsible for the brightness.
April 27, 2020
Frank Butler, who wrote the screenplay, and Director Ralph Murphy have managed to contrive a neat and not a bit gaudy motion picture, in which people behave. strangely enough, just as such people might behave.
April 27, 2020
Overall, it's satisfactory entertainment for the adult trade, despite bump tempo in pace, and the sudden swing from light marital comedy in the middle to a rather tragic dramatic conclusion.
April 27, 2020
I Want a Divorce has many good angles, considerable humour, some substantial emotional colour, but not enough strength. It entertains but fails to convince.
April 27, 2020
With moments of strong drama, the picture is entertaining comedy, acted by a very competent cast.