My Old Addiction

Dinner At Eight


(out of 5)

MGM tried to recapure the glory of Grand Hotel with another ensemble comedy; they didn’t achieve the same success again but it’s still good, solid entertainment. The plot revolves around a dinner party that featherbrained society matron  is throwing for a group of her closest friends. What she doesn’t know is that most of them are having difficulty attending thanks to their personal problems which we get to see played out and resolved before the great dinner party scenes that cap the film’s ending. The dialogue is extremely funny, the best of it delivered by bickering couple  and , but the real humdinger is the film’s closing line delivered by  (I don’t want to ruin it for you, but it’s hilarious).


USA, 1933

Directed by George Cukor

Screenplay by , , additional dialogue by , based on the play by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by



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