Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
|Bluebeard's Eighth Wife|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ernst Lubitsch|
|Produced by||Ernst Lubitsch|
|Written by||Charlton Andrews|
|Based on||La huitième femme de Barbe-Bleue
by Alfred Savoir
|Edited by||William Shea|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
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. 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.
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.
- Claudette Colbert as Nicole de Loiselle
- Gary Cooper as Michael Brandon
- Edward Everett Horton as Marquis de Loiselle
- David Niven as Albert De Regnier
- Elizabeth Patterson as Aunt Hedwige
- Herman Bing as Monsieur Pepinard, The Detective
- Warren Hymer as Kid Mulligan, The Boxer
- Franklin Pangborn as Assistant Hotel Manager
- Armand Cortes as Assistant Hotel Manager
- Rolfe Sedan as Floorwalker
- Lawrence Grant as Professor Urganzeff
- Lionel Pape as Monsieur Potin
- Tyler Brooke as Clerk
- Leon Ames as Ex-Chauffeur (uncredited)
"Here Comes Cookie" by Mack Gordon Sung by Gary Cooper
- Eyman, Scott (2000). Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise. JHU Press. p. 385. ISBN 0-8018-6558-1.
- "Claudette Colbert Movies". Ultimate Movie Rankings. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
- 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.
- Bluebeard's Eighth Wife on IMDb
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- Bluebeard's Eighth Wife at the TCM Movie Database
- Bluebeard's Eighth Wife at Rotten Tomatoes
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