Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Claudette Colbert ■ Gary Cooper
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.
The 1930's featured some very funny movies and Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is one of the funniest. I first watched this movie because of Gary Cooper and because I enjoyed Claudette Colbert so much in It Happened One Night. I spied a few familiar faces in this movie like a very young David Niven and a gentleman who often appeared with Fred Astaire, Edward Everett Horton.
One of the things I found interesting while reading about this movie, after watching it this latest time, is that Claudette Colbert, who plays a French girl in this film, was actually born in France (she left when she was 3). And of course, Gary Cooper is notable as one of the most famous people born in Montana.
This movie is a hilarious battle of the sexes when Claudette determines to be Gary's LAST wife. It all starts with striped pj's and ends in a straitjacket. So fans of black/white comedies and classic movies should grab a bowl of popcorn and enjoy this funny movie.
And don't forget...A.I.K.A.V.O.L.S.....
Claudette Colbert ... Nicole De Loiselle
Gary Cooper ... Michael Brandon
Edward Everett Horton ... The Marquis De Loiselle
David Niven ... Albert De Regnier
Elizabeth Patterson ... Aunt Hedwige
Herman Bing ... Monsieur Pepinard
Warren Hymer ... Kid Mulligan
Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Nicole de Loiselle: I wish someone would tell you what I really think of you.