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Dinner at Eight -- Scandal and intrigue abound as a social climbing woman and her husband host a party of New York's elite.
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Director:
Writers:
Frances Marion (screen play) and
Herman J. Mankiewicz (screen play) ...
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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:
Timeless See more (89 total) »

Cast

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

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

Donald Ogden Stewart (additional dialogue)

John Meehan  uncredited

Produced by
David O. Selznick .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Axt (musical score by) (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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Jean Harlow got along with all of her co-stars, except Wallace Beery. She had worked with him before in The Secret Six (1931) and the two had developed a dislike for each other that carried over. Beery thought that Harlow wasn't experienced enough as an actress and treated her rudely. Harlow found Beery gruff and boorish. Since the two were playing a husband and wife that can't stand each other, the real-life feelings worked to the comic benefit of the characters.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 »
Soundtrack:
I Loved You Then As I Love You NowSee more »

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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Timeless, 11 August 2004
Author: Ingrid (Ingridd) from St. Louis

I happened across this film today and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is much to be praised in this film, as most of the previous reviews have detailed, so I won't go on long about it. (Though I'd never seen or heard of Marie Dressler before and now I have to find some of her other movies -- anyone else think she resembles Lois Smith?)

What was remarkable to me about the film was its timelessness. So many of the problems and situations embedded in the plot can be found in the headlines of today's newspapers and tabloids. Of course economic downturns, adultery, and social-climbing are common fodder for movies, but it is unusual for classic films to go into some of the nasty details without becoming melodramatic; they describe sexual addiction, for heaven's sake! I've never seen humanity so realistically portrayed in a classic film before (despite the moments that some would call "over-acting") and so this movie made me feel more connected to the past than I have ever before.

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