Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife1938

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)




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In this farce, a bratty millionaire who used his money to reel in his seven previous wives falls in love with a Riviera shop girl. Unfortunately for him, the plucky and well-born gal isn't interested in him. This only serves to make him want her more.


Gary Cooper
as Michael Brandon
Claudette Colbert
as Nicole de Loiselle
Edward Everett Horton
as The Marquis De Loiselle
David Niven
as Albert De Regnier
Elizabeth Patterson
as Aunt Hedwige
Herman Bing
as Monsieur Pepinard
Franklin Pangborn
as Asst. Hotel Manager
Rolfe Sedan
as Floorwalker
Charles Halton
as Monsieur de la Coste
Barlowe Borland
as Uncle Fernandel
Lawrence Grant
as Prof. Urganzeff
Lionel Pape
as Monsieur Potin
Leon Ames
as Ex-Chauffeur
Hooper Atchley
as Excited passenger
Paul Bryar
as Radio announcer
Gino Corrado
as Waiter Who Carries
Armand Cortes
as Asst. Hotel Manager
Joseph Crehan
as American tourist
Ray de Ravenne
as Package Clerk
Paula DeCardo
as Bit part
Ellen Drew
as Secretary
Norah Gale
as Bit part
Pauline Garon
as Customer
Warren Hymer
as Kid Mulligan
Gwen Kenyon
as Bit part
Alphonse Martell
as Hotel Employee
Joyce Mathews
as Bit part
Harold Minjir
as Photographer
Carol Parker
as Bit part
John Picorri
as Conductor
Ruth Rogers
as Bit part
Dorothy White
as Bit part
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Critic Reviews for Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

A sporadically funny, somewhat contrived comedy.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Although it's not a bad comedy by our current depressed standards, it has the dickens of a time trying to pass off Gary Cooper as a multi-marrying millionaire.

March 25, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Ernst Lubitsch seems to be resting on his cliches in this atypically inelegant 1938 comedy.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

An enduring jewel in the history of film comedies. [Full Review in Spanish]

April 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Only Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert could have given it its peculiar sparkle, romance and deftly timed comedy.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The text (also done as silent), co-scripted by Billy Wilder, seems ideal for the Lubitsch touch, and yet the tone is incongruous and overall the film is disappointing.

April 1, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

The players are charming but the whimsy falls rather flat in this wannabe souffle. Claudette's wardrobe is amazing especially in the beginning when she is supposed to be penniless and is dressed to the teeth in satins and silks.Certainly entertaining but not quite what you expect from Lubitsch.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


This movie has an star cast, but it's not all it could be. It starts out average, gets funnier, and then gets average again. It is a slightly different story than usual, though, so it is worth watching.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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