The Divorce of Lady X is a 1938 British romantic comedy film made by London Films and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Tim Whelan and produced by Alexander Korda from a screenplay by Ian Dalrymple and Arthur Wimperis, adapted by Lajos Biró from the play Counsel's Opinion by Gilbert Wakefield. The music score was by Miklós Rózsa and Lionel Salter and the cinematography by Harry Stradling.
The film stars Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Binnie Barnes.
The film was made in Technicolor. It was a remake of the 1933 film, Counsel's Opinion, also made by London Films and in which Binnie Barnes appeared in the role played by Merle Oberon.
Leslie Steele (Merle Oberon), a guest at a costume party is forced to stay overnight in a hotel because of a particularly bad London fog. As there are no rooms available, Steele talks her way into sharing a suite with Everard Logan (Laurence Olivier), a handsome but somewhat stiff lawyer. They spend the night together, quite chastely, but Logan becomes convinced that Leslie must be married. His conviction is confirmed when an old school friend, Lord Mere (Ralph Richardson) arrives and asks Everard to represent him in a divorce case against his wife, Lady Claire (Binnie Barnes).
Merle Oberon as Leslie Steele
Laurence Olivier as Everard Logan
Binnie Barnes as Lady Claire Mere
Ralph Richardson as Lord Mere
Morton Selten as Lord Steele
J.H. Roberts as Slade
Gertrude Musgrove as Saunders, the Maid
Gus McNaughton as Room Service Waiter
H.B. Hallam as Jefferies, the Butler
Eileen Peel as Mrs. Johnson