Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 28, 1995
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

A sporadically funny, somewhat contrived comedy.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Film4

Fluffy, but fun and worth watching for the great Horton as Colbert's financially embarrassed father.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

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.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

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

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Ernst Lubitsch seems to be resting on his cliches in this atypically inelegant 1938 comedy.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
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… More
AJ Verser
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… More

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