Bluebeard's 8th Wife

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Bluebeard's 8th Wife
Bluebeard's 8th Wife.jpg
1923 theatrical poster
Directed by Sam Wood
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Charlton Andrews (adaptation)
Screenplay by Sada Cowan
Based on La huitième femme de Barbe-Bleue
by Alfred Savoir
Starring Gloria Swanson
Cinematography Alfred Gilks
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • August 23, 1923 (1923-08-23)
Running time
60 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Bluebeard's 8th Wife (alternately Bluebeard's Eighth Wife) is a lost[1] 1923 silent romantic comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Sam Wood and stars Gloria Swanson. The film is based on the French play La huitième femme de Barbe-Bleue, by Alfred Savoir based on the Bluebeard tales of the 15th century.[2] The play ran on Broadway in 1921 starring Ina Claire in the Swanson role.[3]

Paramount remade the story in 1938 starring Claudette Colbert.[4]



  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog
  2. ^ White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog Of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921–1930, Part 1. University of California Press. p. 72. ISBN 0-520-20969-9. 
  3. ^ Parish, James Robert (1972). The Paramount Pretties. Arlington House. p. 25. ISBN 0-87000-180-9. 
  4. ^ 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 0-913178-69-1. 

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