Dinner at Eight

Dinner at Eight

Marie Dressler
Director: George Cukor Cast: Marie Dressler
Marie Dressler
, John Barrymore
John Barrymore
, Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
George Cukor

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Based on the Broadway hit by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, Dinner at Eight is a near-flawless comedy/drama with an all-star cast at the peak of their talents. Social butterfly Mrs. Oliver Jordan (Billie Burke) arranges a dinner party that will benefit the busines of her husband (Lionel Barrymore). Among the invited are a crooked executive (Wallace Beery), who is in the process of ruining Jordan; his wife (Jean Harlow), who is carrying on an affair with a doctor (Edmund Lowe); a fading matinee idol (John Barrymore), who has squandered his fortune on liquor and is romantically involved with the Jordan daughter (Madge Evans); and a venerable stage actress (Marie Dressler), who since losing all her money has become a "professional guest." Nothing goes as planned, due to various suicides, double-crosses, compromises, fatal illness, and servant problems. But dinner is served precisely at eight. The script by Herman Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, and Donald Ogden Stewart is a virtual enclyopedia of witty lines and scenes, right down to the unforgettable closing gag.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2020
UPC: 0883929718498
Original Release: 1933
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 24,718

Special Features

Documentary profile Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell, hosted by Sharon Stone; Comedy short Come to Dinner; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marie Dressler Carlotta Vance
John Barrymore Larry Renault
Wallace Beery Dan Packard
Jean Harlow Kitty Packard
Lionel Barrymore Oliver Jordan
Billie Burke Mrs. Oliver Jordan
Lee Tracy Max Kane
Edmund Lowe Dr. Wayne Talbot
Madge Evans Paula Jordan
Jean Hersholt Joe Stengel
Karen Morley Mrs. Wayne Talbot
Louise Closser Hale Hattie Loomis
Phillips Holmes Ernest DeGraff
May Robson Mrs. Wendel, The Cook
Grant Mitchell Ed Loomis
Phoebe Foster Miss Alden
Elizabeth Patterson Miss Copeland
Hilda Vaughn Tina, Mrs. Packard's Maid
Harry Beresford Fosdick
Edwin Maxwell Mr. Fitch, the Hotel Manager
John Davidson Mr. Hatfield, the Assistant Manager
Edward Woods Eddie
George Baxter Gustave the Butler
Herman Bing The Waiter
Anna Duncan Dora the Maid
May Beatty Actor
Herbert Bunston Actor

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
William Axt Score Composer
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Hobe Erwin Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Fred Hope Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Ben Lewis Editor
Herman Mankiewicz Screenwriter
Frances Marion Screenwriter
David O. Selznick Producer
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dinner at Eight
1. Credits.
2. The Jordans.
3. Carlotta's Woes.
4. Bygone Days.
5. Down To Business.
6. Kitty Packard.
7. Go Lay An Egg.
8. Doctor Darling.
9. Extra Man.
10. Larry Renault.
11. The Loves Of Larry.
12. Pushover Part.
13. Short Of Cash.
14. Dr. And Mrs. Talbot.
15. Jordan's Condition.
16. Servant Trouble.
17. Fateful Transactions.
18. Half Out Of Her Mind.
19. Gasbag vs. Alley Cat.
20. Bitter Truth.
21. Down And Out.
22. Final Curtain.
23. Guests Arrive.
24. Terribly Final News.
25. We'll Economize.
26. Not Every Profession.
1. Introduction And Credits. [3:22]
2. Pushed Into Movies. [3:12]
3. Hell's Angels. [5:23]
4. The Beast Of The City. [2:05]
5. Red-Headed Woman. [4:33]
6. Paul Bern Scandal. [4:50]
7. Reckless. [3:05]
8. Red Dust. [2:06]
9. Dinner At Eight, Bombshell. [4:19]
10. Changing Image. [4:45]
11. Libeled Lady. [2:08]
12. Saratoga... And Tragedy. [4:10]
13. Forever Young. [2:00]
14. End Credits. [:56]

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