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Director: George Cukor     Starring: Marie Dressler
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40704827
UPC: 012569507821
UPC 14: 00012569507821
Category Keywords: All-Star  Essential Cinema  Romance  Vintage
Rating: NR
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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.
Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/1/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 111 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1933
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 65078
Video UPC UPC: 00012569507821
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jean Harlow
Video Cast Info John Barrymore
Video Cast Info Lionel Barrymore
Video Cast Info Marie Dressler
Video Cast Info David O. Selznick - Producer
Video Cast Info Frances Marion - Screenplay
Video Cast Info George Cukor - Director
Video Cast Info George Kaufman - Based On Play By
Plot 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

"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

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"[A] delicious 1933 comedy-drama..." 03/27/2005 p.E13
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