Bluebeard's 8th Wife

Bluebeard's 8th Wife (alternately Bluebeard's Eighth Wife) is a lost[1] 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.[2] The play ran on Broadway in 1921 starring Ina Claire in the Swanson role.[3]

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

Paramount remade the story in 1938 directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert.[4]



  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog
  2. White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog Of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921–1930, Part 1. University of California Press. p. 72. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.
  3. Parish, James Robert (1972). The Paramount Pretties. Arlington House. p. 25. ISBN 0-87000-180-9.
  4. ATAS/UCLA Television Archives. Study Collection (1981). ATAS-UCLA Television Archives Catalog: Holdings in the Study Collection of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences University of California, Los Angeles, Television Archives. Taylor & Francis US. p. 9. ISBN 0-913178-69-1.

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