Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
The great Ernst Lubitsch directed this farce (written by Charles M. Brackett and Billy Wilder) about a free-wheeling millionaire, Michael Brandon (Gary Cooper), who enjoys getting married but has a hard time staying married: he's had seven wives and is looking for number eight. He thinks he may have found her in the person of Nicole de Loiselle (Claudette Colbert), whom he meets in a shop on the French Riviera. Unfortunately for Michael, Nicole doesn't like him very much and keeps rebuffing his advances, even though most women would be only too happy to marry him for his money. For… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A sporadically funny, somewhat contrived comedy."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Fluffy, but fun and worth watching for the great Horton as Colbert's financially embarrassed father."
‑ , Film4
"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."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Lubitsch's classicism gets continually cracked by the unruliness of the screwball genre and by the caustic thrust of the Billy Wilder-Charles Brackett screenplay"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Ernst Lubitsch seems to be resting on his cliches in this atypically inelegant 1938 comedy."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Wilders and Brackett's screenplay has some laughs, and Lubitsch knows how to get the most out of the least, but this movie was a mistake to make in the first place."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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