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: August 23, 1933
DVD 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

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

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.


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 V
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