Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Produced by Ernst Lubitsch
Written by Charlton Andrews (translation)
Screenplay by
Based on La huitième femme de Barbe-Bleue 
by Alfred Savoir
Music by
Cinematography Leo Tover
Edited by William Shea
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • March 23, 1938 (1938-03-23) (USA)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is a 1938 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and starring Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper. The film is based on the French play, La huitième femme de Barbe-Bleue, by Alfred Savoir and the English translation of the play by Charlton Andrews. The screenplay was written by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder.[1][2] It is a farce about a millionaire banker and his wife. She teaches him a beneficial lesson.

The film is a remake of the 1923 silent version directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson.[3]



"Here Comes Cookie" by Mack Gordon Sung by Gary Cooper


  1. ^ Eyman, Scott (2000). Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise. JHU Press. p. 385. ISBN 0-801-86558-1. 
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  3. ^ ATAS/UCLA Television Archives. Study Collection (1981). ATAS-UCLA Television Archives Catalog: Holdings in the Study Collection of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences University of California, Los Angeles, Television Archives. Taylor & Francis US. p. 9. ISBN 0-913-17869-1. 

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