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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.
Dinner at Eight -- Trailer for this big screen version of the stage triumph


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Frances Marion (screen play) and
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Release Date:
12 January 1934 (USA) See more »
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 »
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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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111 min (Turner library print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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 was in awe of Marie Dressler's talents and praised the veteran actress for her generosity. "Being in the same cast with Marie was a break for me," said Harlow. "She's one trouper I'd never try to steal a scene from. It'd be like trying to carry Italy against Mussolini."See more »
Plot holes: Carlotta tells Millicent she has already seen "Say It With Music" two or three times, but Carlotta has only been in town for a few days and she told Oliver that this was her first time back in New York in ten years, It is unlikely that Carlotta would have seen the same show two or three times in the few days she has been in New York, especially as she indicates that she didn't particularly care for it. (Incidentally, Carlotta's withering remark about "that man with the cigar" is a sly dig at Groucho Marx, whose ad libbing made mincemeat of George S. Kaufman's scripts for the stage versions of The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers.)See more »
Millicent Jordan:[First lines] Darling, I've got Lord and Lady Ferncliffe! They'll come to dinner next Friday. I just had a radio from them on the boat! Wasn't that brilliant of me, getting the Ferncliffes?See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Twentieth Century (1934)See more »
I Loved You Then As I Love You NowSee more »


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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
a golden oldie, 26 June 2000
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

What a cast - MGM's finest in a series of vignettes leading up to Mrs Jordan's dinner party (which we never actually see). Jean Harlow is at her wisecracking best and her most stunning; Marie Dressler and John Barrymore are terrific as washed-up actors; everyone is just excellent. Everything that can possibly go wrong does - you can't help but sympathise as Billie Burke's Mrs Jordan gradually gets more and more ruffled by the day's events. Some great one liners and yet another excellent entry on Cukor's CV.

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