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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

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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
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Assistant Hotel Manager
Armand Cortes ...
Assistant Hotel Manager
Rolfe Sedan ...
Floorwalker
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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

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and was not televised until many years later. 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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Connections

Version of Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

O sole mio
(1898) (uncredited)
Music by Eduardo Di Capua
In the score during a Czechoslavakian scene
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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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