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
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 date
  • March 23, 1938 (1938-03-23)
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] The story is a farce about a millionaire banker and his wife. She teaches him a beneficial lesson.

The 1938 film was the year's 15th box-office success.[3]

It is a remake of the 1923 silent version directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson.[4]


After learning that Michael Brandon, her multi-millionaire fiancé has already been married and divorced seven times, Nicole de Loiselle, the daughter of a penniless marquis, decides to tame him.



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


  1. ^ Eyman, Scott (2000). Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise. JHU Press. p. 385. ISBN 0-8018-6558-1. 
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  3. ^ "Claudette Colbert Movies". Ultimate Movie Rankings. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  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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