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Dinner at Eight
Directed by George Cukor • 1933 • United States
Starring Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, John Barrymore
A sparkling ensemble cast—led by Jean Harlow, Lionel and John Barrymore, Marie Dressler, and Wallace Beery—lights up this quippy pre-Code tale of drawing room intrigue based on a play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. As an aspiring London socialite prepares for a lavish dinner party, her guests find themselves consumed by a tangle of business, romantic, and personal crises—all of which come to a head on the big night. Masterfully directed by George Cukor and produced by David O. Selznick with his typical obsessive commitment to quality, DINNER AT EIGHT is a scintillating showcase for a stable of larger-than-life stars.