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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 7 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
Armand Cortes ...
Assistant Hotel Manager
Rolfe Sedan ...
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Professor Urganzeff
Lionel Pape ...
Monsieur Potin
Tyler Brooke ...
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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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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

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 14, 1947 with Claudette Colbert reprising her film role. 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: Have you been knocked out?
Kid Mulligan: Plenty. And believe me there's nothin' like it. Aaah, what a sensation. Once I hit the canvas with a bang and the next minute there I was in a Japanese garden, with them pink cherry blossoms. Another time I was floatin' over Constantinople. I tell ya, ya get to see countries ya otherwise couldn't afford to visit.
Nicole de Loiselle: It sounds perfectly wonderful.
Kid Mulligan: And the time I fought Battleship McCarty, boy I'll never forget that second round. Now I ask ya Mrs. Brandon, where is there ...
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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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