Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1938

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

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Millionaire Michael Brandon (Gary Cooper) becomes smitten with French mademoiselle Nicole de Loiselle (Claudette Colbert) while vacationing on the Riviera. Michael asks her father, the titled but destitute Marquis de Loiselle (Edward Everett Horton), for his daughter's hand, but Nicole balks when she learns that the mercurial millionaire has already been married and divorced seven times. With the help of her platonic friend, Albert (David Niven), Nicole endeavors to change Michael's ways.

Cast & Crew

Claudette Colbert
Nicole de Loiselle
Gary Cooper
Michael Brandon
Edward Everett Horton
Marquis de Loiselle
David Niven
Albert De Regnier
Herman Bing
Monsieur Pepinard
Warren Hymer
KId Mulligan
Charlton Andrews
Writer
Alfred Savoir
Writer
Werner R. Heymann
Original Music
John Leipold
Original Music
Leo Tover
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Critic Reviews for Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (5)

  • A sporadically funny, somewhat contrived comedy.

    June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • Although it's not a bad comedy by our current depressed standards, it has the dickens of a time trying to pass off Gary Cooper as a multi-marrying millionaire.

    March 25, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Ernst Lubitsch seems to be resting on his cliches in this atypically inelegant 1938 comedy.

    January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • An enduring jewel in the history of film comedies. [Full Review in Spanish]

    April 1, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Only Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert could have given it its peculiar sparkle, romance and deftly timed comedy.

    October 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The text (also done as silent), co-scripted by Billy Wilder, seems ideal for the Lubitsch touch, and yet the tone is incongruous and overall the film is disappointing.

    April 1, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

  • May 01, 2011
    The players are charming but the whimsy falls rather flat in this wannabe souffle. Claudette's wardrobe is amazing especially in the beginning when she is supposed to be penniless and is dressed to the teeth in satins and silks.Certainly entertaining but not quite what you expect from Lubitsch.
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  • Sep 05, 2010
    This movie has an star cast, but it's not all it could be. It starts out average, gets funnier, and then gets average again. It is a slightly different story than usual, though, so it is worth watching.
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