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Dinner at Eight on TCM tonight!

What a surprisingly enjoyable film, the epitome of solid Hollywood Golden Age studio movie-making. I'd always meant to watch it but assumed it was kind of over-hyped. I loved the way each of the character's stories inter-connected and the mix of comedy and drama were beautifully handled. Gorgeous b&w art direction and costumes! Marie Dressler, Billie Burke, John & Lionel Barrymore, Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery were all delightful but my favorite character was actually May Robson (who usually played grande dames) as the slatternly family cook. She made me lol in her one little scene about dropping the aspic! Unfortunately, Robert Osborne and co-host Drew Barrymore had no insights to share on this one. Anyone else see it?


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