Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

Synopsis: US multi-millionaire Michael Barndon marries his eight wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy to "tame" him.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Ernst Lubitsch
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Not a bit.

Well, I said to myself, now if I had

to select pajamas for that gentleman,

what would I choose?

And let me tell you, if ever there

was a stripey type, it's you.



Why don't you try it on?

All right.


What do you think? Stunning.

These things are so loud

I'd hear them in the dark.

I have enough trouble

getting to sleep.

(EXCLAIMS) You don't look

like a martyr to insomnia.

Really. It's no joke.

I don't sleep well.

Well, surely you can't

blame it on the pajamas.

I guess you're right.

It's probably the climate.

Now, don't blame it on the Riviera.

I resent that.

We have the best climate in the world

here, and we're very proud of it.

I'm sorry, I don't want to hurt

your feelings, but I don't sleep.

Maybe you should see a doctor.

(SIGHS) By the way, how

many pillows do you use?


Did you ever try putting two

pillows under your feet?

No. Don't do it. It's very bad.

Oh, do you know

what might help you?

The method of

Professor Urganzeff.

What's that?

Well, you take a long word,

like "Czechoslovakia"

for instance,

and you spell it backwards.

I can't even spell it forward.

Oh, you should try it just once.

As you spell it backwards, you stretch

and yawn between each letter.

(GASPS) You'll drift

off in no time.

Sounds swell.

You'll take the stripes?

I'll take the stripes.

All right, I'll take the coat.

And I'll take the trousers.

How shall we divide the charges?

Well, that should be simple.

The whole pajamas cost...

200 francs. Well, 50-50.

Oh, that's not fair. You

should pay more for the coat.

But there's more

material in the pants.

But don't forget I threw

in Professor Urganzeff.

Oh, about this "Czechoslovakia."

When do I do it?

You go to bed and turn out the

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Charles Brackett

Charles William Brackett (November 26, 1892 – March 9, 1969) was an American novelist, screenwriter, and film producer, best known for his long collaboration with Billy Wilder. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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