GenreDrama, History ProducerHerbert Wilcox CountryUnited Kingdom
DirectorJack Raymond Music directorAnthony Collins Duration LanguageEnglish
Release date21 September 1938 (London) (UK) WriterMiles Malleson, Jacques Thery (novel) CastRuth Chatterton, Pierre Blanchar, Frank Cellier, Carol Goodner Similar moviesThe Rat (1937), Meet the Boy Friend (1937), Kings Rhapsody (1955), Laughing Anne (1954), Forever and a Day (1943)
A Royal Divorce is a 1938 British historical drama film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Ruth Chatterton, Pierre Blanchar and Frank Cellier. The film portrays the complex relationship between Napoleon I of France and his wife, Josephine Bonaparte from their first meeting until their divorce more than a decade later.
TV Guide called the film a "mediocre adaptation", while Allmovie wrote, "in terms of costumes and settings, A Royal Divorce is authentic to a fault; in terms of adherence to the facts, it's a bit shaky, though undeniably dramatic.