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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Nicole De Loiselle
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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
Franklin Pangborn ...
Assistant Hotel Manager
Armand Cortes ...
Assistant Hotel Manager
Rolfe Sedan ...
Floorwalker
Lawrence Grant ...
Professor Urganzeff
Lionel Pape ...
Monsieur Potin
Tyler Brooke ...
Clerk
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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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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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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

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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Soundtracks

Minuet
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from "Quintetto per archi E major, Op.11-5 (G.275)"
Composed by Luigi Boccherini
In the score when Brandon sees the Louis XIV bathtub
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'Bluebeard's Eighth Wife' is a GEM!
19 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

planktonrules comments must've been written on Topsy-Turvy Day, because everything stated by that simple life form is the opposite of real truth!

'Bluebeard's Eighth Wife' is hilarious in every scene, in every way -- the chemistry between Colbert and Cooper could not have been finer...supporting cast is superb.

Writing and direction are magnificent!!!

Like so many other comments on this board again I lament, "Why can't films be like this anymore?"

This is classic Paramount 1930's screwball comedy at its best, folks!


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