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Dinner At Eight

  Dinner At Eight Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.86 /10
Marie Dressler , John Barrymore, Wallace Beery
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Directed by: George Cukor
Written by: Frances Marion, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Donald Ogden Stewart, from George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's play

Released: 1933
Origin: US
Length: 113

Sophisticated New Yorkers prepare for dinner.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Lovers of sparkling dialogue will adore this satirical comedy drama, given the full MGM production treatment.

The Art Deco designs are wonderful (just get an eyeful of Jean Harlow's bedroom). Georg Cukor directs his all-star cast with theatrical panache. Harlow (as a gold-digger, pictured right) and Marie Dressler (as a bitchy grand dame, pictured left) are extremely funny.

Less amusing is the fact that John Barrymore (playing a drunken has-been) effectively plays himself.

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