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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and produced by William LeBaron and Ernst Lubitsch.

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Nicole de Loiselle: I wish someone would tell you what I really think of you.


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This film was based on a French play by Alfred Savoir that was translated into English by Charlton Andrews and produced on Broadway. The New York production opened on Sept. 19, 1921 at the Ritz Theatre and ran for 155 performances. It has previously been produced as a silent film starring Gloria Swanson, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 27, 1952 with David Niven reprising his film role.
This film was the first collaboration of director Ernst Lubitsch with writers Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder. At their first production meeting, Ernst Lubitsch posed this question: How do the boy and girl get together? Billy Wilder promptly suggested that the opening scene should be in the men's shop of a department store. "The boy is trying to buy a pajama," he extemporized glibly, "but he sleeps only in the tops. He is thrifty so he insists on buying ONLY the tops. The clerk says he must buy the pants too. It looks like a catastrophe. Then the girl comes into the shop and buys the pants because she sleeps only in the pants." Ernst Lubitsch and Charles Brackett were enchanted with this idea. Months later, they discovered that Billy Wilder himself was a pajama tops-only sleeper and had been contemplating this idea for months, waiting for a chance to use it in a comedy.
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