Dinner at Eight
DIRECTOR: GEORGE CUKOR
CAST: LIONEL BARRYMORE, LIONEL BARRYMORE, JOHN BARRYMORE, JOHN BARRYMORE, JEAN HARLOW, JEAN HARLOW
Selznick and Cukor teamed again for this merciless tragi-comic masterpiece, played by a peerless ensemble cast, which depicts an evening of backbiting and bitterness at a dinner party thrown by aspiring society hostess Billy Burke, bringing together Lionel and John Barrymore, Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, Lee Tracy, and Wallace Beery. A riotous roundelay of affairs, betrayals, backstabbing, and galloping snobbishness follows, amounting to a robustly entertaining indictment of upper-crust decadence in the midst of the Depression.
Screening as a part of Produced by David O. Selznick.