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
Reinhold Schünzel ...
Else Berna ...
Graefin Gramont
Fred Immler ...
Gustav Czimeg ...
Aiguillon
Karl Platen ...
Guillaume Dubarry
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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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Dramatic! Beauty! Splendor! (from 1927 U.S. print ad for "Passion") See more »

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26 November 1919 (Denmark)  »

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The Passion of Pola Negri
17 May 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The life story of French milliner's maid Pola Negri (as Jeanne Marie Vaubernier), who becomes the famed mistress ("Madame Du Barry") of Emil Jannings (as King Louis XV). Unfortunately, the French Revolution catches "rags to riches" Ms. Negri on the wrong side of polite society. Her stalwart first love Harry Liedtke (as Armand de Foix) attempts to help out, but only to a point. This film is more important than entertaining, as it was director Ernst Lubitsch and cast's foray into much of the English speaking audience's world. The passionate performances raised both eyebrows and profits. However, the stodginess overwhelms scenes like lustful Mr. Jannings sending Negri into rapture by stuffing a scroll down her cleavage. Mr. Liedtke might have become bigger star in the USA, if fate were different; he and Negri have great chemistry.

***** Madame DuBarry (9/18/19) Ernst Lubitsch ~ Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, Emil Jannings


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