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Director:
Writers:
Frances Marion (screenplay) and
Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
12 January 1934 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
An All-Star Classic See more (87 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Frances Marion (screenplay) and
Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay)

George S. Kaufman (from the stage play by) and
Edna Ferber (from the stage play by)

Donald Ogden Stewart (additional dialogue)

Produced by
David O. Selznick .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Axt  (as Dr. William Axt)
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (photographed by) (as William Daniels)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Hobe Erwin 
Fredric Hope  (as Fred Hope)
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph M. Newman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Cullen Tate .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Charles E. Wallace .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Tanner .... still photographer (uncredited)
Harvey White .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Chester W. Schaeffer .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sam Harris .... producer: stage play (as Sam H. Harris)
Howard Dietz .... general press agent (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
111 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (video rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1934) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #2284-R: 15 May 1936 for re-release) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Both Jean Harlow and Marie Dressler died within three years of the film's release: Dressler in 1934 at age 65, and Harlow in 1937, at only age 26.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Carlotta gives Ed her dog, introducing him as "Tarzan", her lips don't match the word.See more »
Quotes:
Kitty:[wearing a backless gown] My skin is terribly delicate. I don't dare expose it.See more »
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I Loved You Then As I Love You NowSee more »

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46 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
An All-Star Classic, 12 February 2000
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A flamboyant old actress with memories of lovers long dead. An alcoholic actor desperate for one more chance on the stage. An Oklahoma tycoon and his below-the-tracks, tough as nails wife. A philandering doctor and his faithful wife. They're all invited to meet tonight at the mansion home of a dying industrialist and his flighty, society-obsessed wife for DINNER AT EIGHT.

Following the great success of GRAND HOTEL in 1932, MGM & producer David O. Selznick embarked on producing an even greater all-star triumph. They succeeded. DINNER AT EIGHT takes a first class list of performers at the top of their form (Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Billie Burke) and seamlessly, if a bit implausibly, weaves a plot full of comedy & tragedy which allows each star to strut their stuff.

Dressler was Hollywood's top star at this time and she is wonderful, fingering her jewelry - each piece a remembrance of an ancient romance. She has only one scene with gorgeous Harlow and that comes at the very end of the film, but it's a classic.

The rest of the cast is a wonderful grab bag of talent: peppery Lee Tracy, elderly Louise Closser Hale, gentle Jean Hersholt, as well as Phillips Holmes, Edmund Lowe, Karen Morley, Madge Evans, Grant Mitchell, Elizabeth Patterson, May Robson, Herman Bing.

Take a moment to consider Edward Woods, playing Eddie the bell boy. The year before at Warner Brothers he had traded roles with James Cagney in a little picture called PUBLIC ENEMY. Cagney became an instant, huge celebrity. Woods continued to play bell boy roles...

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