Dinner At Eight

Directed By: George Cukor Starring: Marie Dressler

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Social climbing millicent and oliver jordan throw a dinner for a bunch of new york society types, each of whom has much to reveal.


Studio Warner
SKU 40704827
UPC 012569507821
UPC 14 00012569507821
Format DVD
Release Date 3/1/2005
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Editors Note
Note This poignant 1930s comedy features nearly flawless performances by an all-star cast under the deft direction of George Cukor. Based on the successful play by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, DINNER AT EIGHT is the tale of a socially scheming Park Avenue hostess (Billie Burke) who performs a series of clever manipulations to bring about a dinner party for an aristocratic English couple. In the process, she largely ignores the troubles facing her ailing husband (Lionel Barrymore); unwittingly, her choice of guests creates a web of intrigue, malice, and romance. Jean Harlow is exceptional as the shrewd wife of Billie's business adversary, as is John Barrymore, in a powerful, somewhat autobiographical turn as a fading star who drinks his future away. Silent-film performer Marie Dressler made a comeback in the role of the aging stage actress Carlotta.
Plot Summary
Summary This wonderful 1930s comedy from George Cukor features brilliant acting from a formidable cast including John and Lionel Barrymore, Jean Harlow, and Billie Burke. A Park Avenue snob performs a series of brilliant manipulations to bring about a dinner party for an English peer. The film is based on the play by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I was reading a book the other day...the guy said machinery is going to take the place of every profession."--Kitty (Jean Harlow) to Carlotta (Marie Dressler)|"Oh my dear, that's something you need never worry about."--Carlotta's reply
Los Angeles Times "[A] delicious 1933 comedy-drama..." 03/27/2005 p.E13
George Cukor
Marie Dressler
Cast & Crew
David O. Selznick - Producer
Frances Marion - Screenplay
George Cukor - Director
George Kaufman - Based On Play By
Jean Harlow - Actor
John Barrymore - Actor
Lionel Barrymore - Actor
Marie Dressler - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1933
Catalog ID 65078
UPC 00012569507821
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 111 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
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