Dinner at Eight

Dinner at Eight

DVD - 2005
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A Park Avenue snob gives a dinner party for a visiting English peer. Little does she realize that her shipping magnate husband is bankrupt and that her daughter is having an affair with an older man.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jan 11, 2017

VERY GOOD 1933 pre-code film about the affluent class and the wannabees. Several well known actors/actresses engage in myriad romantic shenanigans, etc.
I particularly enjoyed older actress Marie Dressler (who was new to me) and also Jean Harlow - who used a fun southern working class accent in her role.
High class production and direction by David O. Selznick and George Cukor also kept it going...

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gomez7
Aug 05, 2016

Saw this 1933 movie in the theatre in mid 1970s when I was in my late teens. I love the 30's films the best: sharply defined black and white, solid orchestration, meaningful subject matter (themes), etc. Years later, living alone in my first apartment with a TV that had sound buy no picture, I heard the movie as though it were a radio program. Wow! The human drama in the every-day world was magnificent.

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Audrey1976
Jul 01, 2015

What a classic! Talk about a cast of stars. This movie is both hilarious and sad at the same time. When it comes to old Hollywood classics, this film is near the top of the list. One of the best endings on film.

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MortonThrockmorton
Feb 07, 2015

Funny performance by Billie Burke, rant about people cancelling at the last minute.

Best over-acting I've ever seen. Melodrana at its best.

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jswolfmcguire
Apr 11, 2013

A true classic movie, with wonderful performances by all, especially John Barrymore as the tragic aging actor that knows he is washed up. Was he really playing himself? If so, it's even more heartwrenching. And it's even more surprising to remember how hilarious he is in "Twentieth Century". I was glued to his performance. Lionel is at his best also along with Beery, Harlow and the rest.

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21221015875450
Oct 04, 2012

A Great movie that works very as a comedy and tragedy, Marie Dressler is particularly funny in this film!

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AQUILEA777
Jul 06, 2012

Very strong cast and plot. John Barrymore proves his greatness once again.

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KerrAvon
Aug 14, 2011

Good movie with John and Lionel delivering fine performances. Harlow and Beery are outstanding as the battling couple. In the last few minutes of the movie, they actually GO to the dinner! Good stuff! We miss you all!

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