Dinner At Eight

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Product Overview

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
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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