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Dinner at Eight (1933) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by David O. Selznick.

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ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Dinner at Eight (1933)

By Carol Martinheira on Apr 11, 2022 From The Old Hollywood Garden

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Dinner at Eight (1933) On April 11, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from Pinterest A few years ago, I wrote about Marie Dressler?s performance in Dinner at Eight (1933, dir. George Cukor) and why she?s the stand-out performer for me. And ... Read full article

Frasier (1993) s01e03 – Dinner at Eight

on Apr 8, 2020 From The Stop Button

This episode features Niles (David Hyde Pierce) meeting Daphne (Jane Leeves) for the first time and it?s amazing. Also amazing is how Kelsey Grammer is on it from the start, initially bewildered at Hyde Pierce?s behavior. Grammer really gets across how predictable Frasier finds his brother. It?s so ... Read full article

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 Eight

By 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

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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".
The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 22 October 1932 and closed in May 1933 after 232 performances. The opening night cast included Constance Collier as Carlotta Vance, Paul Harvey as Dan Packard, Conway Tearle as Larry Renault and Cesar Romero as Ricci (character deleted from the movie). The play had 2 Broadway revivals, the last in 2003.
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.
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