“The Divorcee” (1930) Starring Norma Shearer To Be Screened Wednesday, August 20th at 7 PM


The 1930 film classic The Divorcee, starring Norma Shearer, will be screened Wednesday, August 20th at 7 PM in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Children’s Library), as part of the library’s  “Ladies of Pre-Code” film series.

Known as the first film to test the 1930 Production Code, The Divorcee stars Norma Shearer (who won an Oscar for her role) as Jerry, a graphic designer, who one-ups her unfaithful husband (Chester Morris) by sleeping with his best friend (Robert Montgomery).  While he believes his own affair “doesn’t mean a thing,” Jerry’s husband views her infidelity as unforgivable, demonstrating a double standard that is as relevant today as it was 84 years ago.

The Divorcee will be preceded by a series of classic Looney Tunes shorts, including the late Lauren Bacall-inspired “Bacall to Arms“, from 6:30 PM to 7 PM.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Scranton Public Library.

All films in the series are free with your library card, but registration is suggested.

To register or for more information, please call Bill at (570) 348-3000, x3008.  You may also register online by clicking here.

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