The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.

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Armand De Foix
Eduard von Winterstein ...
Graf Jean Dubarry
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Else Berna ...
Graefin Gramont
Fred Immler ...
Gustav Czimeg ...
Aiguillon
Karl Platen ...
Guillaume Dubarry
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Revolutionär
Magnus Stifter ...
Don Diego
Paul Biensfeldt ...
Lebel
Willy Kaiser-Heyl ...
Oberst der Wache
Alexander Ekert ...
Paillet (as Alexander Eckert)
Robert Sortsch-Pla
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The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.

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A Masterful Portrayal of the Intimate Romance of the World's Most Daring Adventuress (from 1927 U.S. print ad for "Passion") See more »

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26 November 1919 (Denmark)  »

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It's not that bad not that good either
4 November 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Follows the rise and triumph of Madame DuBarry as she sleeps and teases her way from a worker in a millinery shop to King Louis XV's mistress and to Countess (at least in name). The final scenes showing her condemnation and execution during the French Revolution look like an afterthought.

A heavy historical spectacle, though the cast of thousands mainly is around for the Revolution scenes.

Pola Negri is the main bright spot and she can be quite enchanting when shy tries (mainly during the first third of the picture).

Why it was banned in France is unclear, though none of the major characters are very sympathetic.

Has little of the Lubitsch touch.


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