Very interesting failure. Everything is top-notch - writers, director, cast - and nothing works. What should have been a witty and sparkling adult comedy comes off like a mouthful of cardboard. Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert are like oil and water. The dialog feels arch and stage-bound, and the situations totally false and contrived, possibly because the adults seem to be behaving like 10-year-olds. Its a late 30's film, but feels oddly very early 30's and somehow dated, like a dusted-off version of "Trouble in Paradise". Compares unfavorably with Colbert's next film, the scintillating "Midnight", one of her more amazing roles.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) 1080p YIFY Movie
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) 1080p
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is a movie starring Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, and Edward Everett Horton. After learning her multi-millionaire fiancé has already been married seven times, the daughter of a penniless marquis decides to...
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The Synopsis for Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) 1080p
US multi-millionaire Michael Barndon marries his eight wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy to "tame" him.
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Ham-fisted LubitschReviewed bynotmicroVote: 5/10
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife has one of the most classic "meet cutes" of any old movie: Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert are shopping for pajamas; he takes the top and she takes the bottoms. Sparks fly, and before they know it, they've gotten hitched! But what penniless Claudette doesn't know is that millionaire Cooper has been married seven times before. Once she finds out his dirty secret, she makes it her mission to make him pay.
This is a delightful screwball comedy, with elements of romance, ridiculous timing, sexual innuendos, a battle of the wits, and a battle of the sexes! Armed with help from her father Edward Everett Horton and her friend David Niven, both with hilarious comedic talents, Claudette is ready to battle for the constancy of her husband's affections. There won't be a ninth wife-not on her watch! Check out this adorable romantic comedy during your next classic film fest, or watch it with your hubby after he's done wrong. He'll get the idea.
planktonrules comments must've been written on Topsy-Turvy Day, because everything stated by that simple life form is the opposite of real truth!
'Bluebeard's Eighth Wife' is hilarious in every scene, in every way -- the chemistry between Colbert and Cooper could not have been finer...supporting cast is superb.
Writing and direction are magnificent!!!
Like so many other comments on this board again I lament, "Why can't films be like this anymore?"
This is classic Paramount 1930's screwball comedy at its best, folks!