Dinner at Eight
Dinner at Eight (1933)

In this comedy/drama, social butterfly Mrs. Oliver Jordan arranges a dinner party that will benefit the business of her husband. Nothing goes as planned, due to various suicides, double-crosses, compromises, fatal illness, and servant… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

It's a little rough around the edges, but the performances from these legendary actors really make this movie worthy of your time

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Taking advantage of MGM's talent pool, George Cukor directed this witty 1933 comedy with a big-gun cast that includes Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, and Jean Harlow.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

The dinner party that closes Dinner at Eight wouldn't feel like dancing at the end of the world without Renault's final gesture.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A deluxe flipbook of caricatures, a blatant pageant of studio thoroughbreds, a study of tuxedoed, bejeweled pretense

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Scintillating '30s comedy with an all-star cast and quip-happy script.

Film4

Each star has a memorable moment.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Features a stellar cast of all-star MGM veterans who all know how to overact.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A sparkling script and game efforts from an all-star cast easily overcome the creakiness.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Feels like a very good, very entertaining movie, but Grand Hotel feels like something truly special. However, the good in Dinner at Eight is very good indeed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
This is the story of socialites, their dramas and affairs, as they prepare for a dinner party. The main conflict of this story sneaked up on me, and by the time… More
Michael Gildea
My mother has talked up this movie ever since I was a kid and after many years and finally getting around to seeing it, I just don't see the big deal.… More
AJ Verser
After you get through the first half of the movie, which is really talky and long, it gets good. It's dramatic and exciting, and the story has a great… More
jay nixon
It's a little antique but the acting is great from the entire cast. Harlow and Dressler shine brightest.
Lanning : )
Incredibly good play-turned-movie adaptation. An all-star cast, with exceptional performances by John Barrymore, holding up the tragic end of the balance, and… More
Marion Ravenwood
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