About the film
new york city adultery blackmail businessman great depression alcoholism based on play or musical debt social satire extramarital affair socialite pre-code eviction financial problem heart condition financier shipping magnate dinner party socialite party shipping company unhappy marriage stage actress fading star stage actor suicide by gas corrupt businessman theatrical agent theatre producer
Dinner at Eight
Release Date: December 22, 1933
|Slogan||:||«HERE IS THE SCREEN'S CLIMAX OF GLAMOR AND THRILL THAT RAN OVER A YEAR ON BROADWAY! THE STAGE SMASH NOW A SENSATIONAL FILM TRIUMPH!»|
|Producers||:||David O. Selznick|
|Writers||:||Edna Ferber, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, George S. Kaufman, John Meehan|
An ambitious New York socialite plans an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver, contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension between the couple. Meanwhile, their high-society friends and associates, including the gruff Dan Packard and his sultry spouse, Kitty, contend with their own entanglements, leading to revelations at the much-anticipated dinner.