Blu-ray Release: Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife

Blu-ray Release Date: March 31, 2020
Price: Blu-ray $21.95
Studio: Kino Lorber

From Ernst Lubitsch, the legendary director of To Be or Not to Be and Heaven Can Wait, comes his 1938 not-quite-classic romantic comedy Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, starring screen icons Claudette Colbert (The Palm Beach Story), Gary Cooper (High Noon) and David Niven (Guns of Navarone) with a screenplay by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.

Colbert portrays Mademoiselle Nicole De Loiselle, the lovely daughter of a destitute aristocrat, who, while vacationing on the French Riviera, catches the eye of dashing millionaire Michael Brandon (Cooper). After a brief courtship, she accepts his marriage proposal, but the bride is shocked to learn that her betrothed has been down the aisle before… seven times. Determined to teach him a lesson, she makes a mockery of their matrimony in a variety of side-splitting situations; but alas, two can play the crazy game of love.

Edward Everett Horton (Top Hat) co-stars as Nicole’s father, the Marquis De Loiselle.

The Bu-ray includes an audio commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger.


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