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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 25 March 1938 (USA)
The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had seven previous wives.

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Michael Brandon
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The Marquis De Loiselle
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Albert De Regnier
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Aunt Hedwige
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Monsieur Pepinard
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Kid Mulligan
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Assistant Hotel Manager
Rolfe Sedan ...
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Professor Urganzeff
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Monsieur Potin
Tyler Brooke ...
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Storyline

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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25 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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Trivia

Many people who are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Tom Ricketts (Uncle Andre), James Dime (Prizefighter), Eugene Borden (Waiter on Stairs), Jean De Briac (Waiter in Corridor), Sheila Darcy (Maid), Alphonse Martell (Hotel Employee), Paul Gustine (Man in Steamship Office), Hooper Atchley (Excited Passenger), Ellen Drew (Secretary) and Henry Roquemore (Fat Man). See more »

Goofs

Cooper complains that he can't sleep because he can hear the ocean. However, Nice, on the French Riviera, only borders the Mediterranean, which is a sea, not an ocean. The nearest ocean, being the Atlantic, is at least 300 miles away. See more »

Quotes

Nicole de Loiselle: I wish someone would tell you what I really think of you.
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Connections

Version of Bluebeard's 8th Wife (1923) 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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yes - a misfire
8 April 2002 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with other reviews I've seen of this movie - despite some funny scenes and good lines, as a whole it just doesn't get off the ground, and Gary Cooper is wrong in the role of the much-married millionaire. Having said that, I love the scene where Claudette Colbert's character, talking about her financial difficulties, says: "Have you ever had a waiter look at you with untipped eyes? And when I ask the elevator boy for the fourth floor, he says 'Yes, Madame' and takes a detour through the basement." A small detail: in one scene Colbert is looking at a book called "Live Alone and Like It" which was an actual best-seller at the time.


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