Bluebeard's 8th Wife

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Bluebeard's 8th Wife (alternately Bluebeard's Eighth Wife) is a 1923 American silent romantic comedy film produced by Famous Players–Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Sam Wood and stars Gloria Swanson. The film is based on the French play La huitième femme de Barbe-Bleue by Alfred Savoir which is based on the Bluebeard tales of the 15th century.[1] The play ran on Broadway in 1921 starring Ina Claire in the Swanson role.[2]

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Bluebeard's 8th Wife
1923 theatrical poster
Directed bySam Wood
Written byCharlton Andrews (adaptation)
Screenplay bySada Cowan
Based onLa huitième femme de Barbe-Bleue
by Alfred Savoir
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
StarringGloria Swanson
CinematographyAlfred Gilks
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 23, 1923 (1923-08-23)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Paramount remade the story in 1938 directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert.[3]