Dinner at Eight (1933) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by David O. Selznick.
COMEDY GOLD #3: Marie Dressler in Dinner at Eight (1933)By Carol Martinheira on Mar 14, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden
COMEDY GOLD #3: Marie Dressler in Dinner at Eight (1933) On March 14, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized George Cukor?s tragi-comedy Dinner At Eight (1933) is a remarkable thing. Not least because the dinner itself never actually?happens. It is all about the intertwining li... Read full article
The Barrymore Brothers Are Having a Dinner At EightBy Virginie Pronovost on Aug 18, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
Thanks to my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood, The Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon is back for a third consecutive year! This is the occasion for us to celebrate this notorious family of actors who developed its talent on more than one generation. My choice for this year... Read full article
Pre-Code Crazy: Dinner at Eight (1933)By shadowsandsatin on Jun 5, 2016 From Shadows and Satin
As much as I love, and as many times as I?ve seen, Dinner at Eight (1933), I was astonished when I?realized that I?d never written about it here. So when I was reviewing TCM?s pre-Code offerings for June and spied this first-rate feature on the list, I instantly knew that it would be my choice for t... Read full article
Dinner at Eight (George Cukor, 1933)By Judy on Aug 14, 2015 From Movie Classics
This is my contribution to the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon. Please do look at the great range of?postings. “The most glamorous production of all time,” proclaims the original trailer to Dinner at Eight. Well,?Jean Harlow’s astonishing dresses, made by Adrian, are certainly glamorou... Read full article
Dinner at Eight (1933)By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 13, 2015 From 4 Star Films
Dinner at Eight is another all-star slug fest from MGM meant to capitalize and top the success of Grand Hotel from the previous year. This time around, well to do wife, Millicent Jordan is setting up a charming dinner party for a wealthy English couple Lord and Lady Ferncliffe who are traveling to N... Read full article
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The dowager character played by Marie Dressler is reportedly based on actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell, for whom George Bernard Shaw wrote the role of Eliza Doolittle in the play "Pygmalion", the basis for the musical My Fair Lady. Mrs. Campbell was legendary for her inappropriate remarks, and she failed dismally in an attempt at a Hollywood film career.
As originally filmed, Carlotta's dog was named Mussolini. However, due to the changing world political climate of the 1930's, the dog's name was post-dubbed as "Tarzan", even though Marie Dressler's lips are clearly saying "Mussolini".
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