Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

Claudette Colbert
Director: Ernst Lubitsch Cast: Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
, Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
, Edward Everett Horton
Edward Everett Horton
Ernst Lubitsch


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The great Ernst Lubitsch directed this farce (written by Charles M. Brackett and Billy Wilder) about a free-wheeling millionaire, Michael Brandon (Gary Cooper), who enjoys getting married but has a hard time staying married: he's had seven wives and is looking for number eight. He thinks he may have found her in the person of Nicole de Loiselle (Claudette Colbert), whom he meets in a shop on the French Riviera. Unfortunately for Michael, Nicole doesn't like him very much and keeps rebuffing his advances, even though most women would be only too happy to marry him for his money. For just that reason, Nicole's father (Edward Everett Horton), a financially embarrassed French nobleman, strongly suggests that matrimony with Michael would be a good idea, especially since Michael doesn't want to take no for an answer. Nicole eventually relents and weds Michael, but when she tries to get him to change a few of his habits during the honeymoon, he makes plans to divorce her. But Nicole has finally decided that she loves Michael after all, and, as he tries to flee from her, she gives chase, determined to win his heart once and for all. The same story was previously filmed as a silent picture in 1923.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2013
UPC: 0025192095894
Original Release: 1938
Source: Universal Mod
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 14,099

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudette Colbert Nicole de Loiselle
Gary Cooper Michael Brandon
Edward Everett Horton Marquis de Loiselle
David Niven Albert De Regnier
Elizabeth Patterson Aunt Hedwige
Herman Bing Monsieur Pepinard
Franklin Pangborn Asst. Hotel Manager
Rolfe Sedan Floorwalker
Lawrence Grant Prof. Urganzeff
Lionel Pape Monsieur Potin
Tyler Brooke Clerk
Tom Ricketts Uncle Andre
Barlowe Borland Uncle Fernandel
Charles Halton Monsieur de la Coste,
Sacha Guitry Extra
Leon Ames Ex-Chauffeur
Hooper Atchley Excited passenger
Paul Bryar Radio announcer
Gino Corrado Waiter Who Carries
Armand Cortes Asst. Hotel Manager
Joseph Crehan American tourist
Albert D'Arno Newsboy
Dorothy Dayton Bit part
Ray DeRavenne Package Clerk
Paula DeCardo Bit part
Ellen Drew Secretary
Norah Gale Bit part
Pauline Garon Customer
Grace Goodall Nurse
Harriette Haddon Bit part
Warren Hymer Kid Mulligan
Olaf Hytten Valet
Gwen Kenyon Bit part
Alphonse Martell Hotel Employee
Joyce Mathews Bit part
Harold Minjir Photographer
Carol Parker Bit part
John Picorri Conductor
Ruth Rogers Bit part
Dorothy White Bit part
Gloria Williams Bit part
Sheila D'Arcy Maid

Technical Credits
Ernst Lubitsch Director,Producer
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Brackett Screenwriter
Hans Dreier Production Designer
Werner Richard Heymann Score Composer
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
Don Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Harry D. Mills Sound/Sound Designer
William Shea Editor
Leo Tover Cinematographer
Robert Usher Production Designer
Billy Wilder Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
1. Chapter 1 [:01]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
3. Chapter 3 [:00]
4. Chapter 4 [:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [10:00]
11. Chapter 11 [10:00]
12. Chapter 12 [10:00]
13. Chapter 13 [4:48]
14. Chapter 14 [:39]

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