Let's Get a Divorce

Let's Get a Divorce is a 1918 American silent comedy film starring Billie Burke and written for the screen by husband and wife team John Emerson and Anita Loos. The film was produced by the Famous Players-Lasky company and distributed through Paramount Pictures.

Let's Get a Divorce
Film poster
Directed byCharles Giblyn
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byJohn Emerson (scenario)
Anita Loos (scenario)
Based onDivorçons
by Victorien Sardou and Émile de Najac
StarringBillie Burke
CinematographyHal Young
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
April 28, 1918
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film is based on the popular stage play Divorçons by Victorien Sardou and Émile de Najac.[1][2][3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] Cyprienne Marcey (Burke), who eats, dreams, and writes romance, picks out Henri (Miltern), the brother of her roommate, as the object of her affections. Following their spectacular elopement, Henri's attempt to return to writing is a jolt to her romantic temperament. Seeing in Henri's cousin Adhemar (Kaliz) the soul of romance, she asks Henri for a divorce so that she might marry Adhemar. Henri agrees, but once the clandestine aspect of her love affair with Adhemar is removed, it soon palls on her. On the night before the day set for her divorce she persuades her husband to take her to dinner and away from Adhemar. When the latter breaks into their private dining room with the police, he is denounced by Cyprienne who emphatically states that Henri, her husband, is the only man she ever loved.


Preservation status

Let's Get a Divorce is considered to be a lost film.[5]

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