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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  18 March 1938 (USA)
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The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives.

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Michael Brandon
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The Marquis De Loiselle
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Albert De Regnier
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Aunt Hedwige
Herman Bing ...
Monsieur Pepinard
Warren Hymer ...
Kid Mulligan
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Rolfe Sedan ...
Floorwalker
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Professor Urganzeff
Lionel Pape ...
Monsieur Potin
Tyler Brooke ...
Clerk
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US multi-millionaire Michael Barndon marries his eight wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy to "tame" him. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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He married in haste and repeated in pleasure!

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Comedy | Romance

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18 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Oitava Esposa de Barba-Azul  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was based on a French play by Alfred Savoir that was translated into English by Charlton Andrews and produced on Broadway. The New York production opened on Sept. 19, 1921 at the Ritz Theatre and ran for 155 performances. It has previously been produced as a silent film starring Gloria Swanson, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1923). See more »

Goofs

When Nicole shuts the door to her part of the apartment to keep Michael out, you can hear her locking it. But throughout the film there is no keyhole or lock visible on either side of her door. See more »

Quotes

Nicole de Loiselle: I wish someone would tell you what I really think of you.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "Midsummer Night's Dream"
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Variations in the score after the wedding and at the train station
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Enjoyable 1938 Comedy
19 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gary Cooper, (Michael Brandon) played the role as an American millionaire who had seven bad marriages, but always divorced his wife's with plenty of money to live on. Michael is in Paris on business and goes into a French Department Store to buy a pair of pajama tops and the sales people refuse to sell him just the tops, he has to buy the bottoms or there is no sale. Nicole DeLoiselle, (Claudette Colbert) listens to this conversation and offers to buy the bottom of these pajama's. Michael becomes very interested in Nicole and they have occasion to meet and go on dates. It is not too long before Michael proposes marriage to Nicole and she is very taken back with his request for marriage since she really does not know him very well. However, once she finds out she is going to become the Eighth wife of Michael she begins to change her mind and this story becomes quite entertaining and funny. Don't miss this film, it is great entertainment by great veteran actors. Enjoy.


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