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Du Barry, Woman of Passion (1930)

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Duc de Brissac
Ullrich Haupt ...
Jean Du Barry
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11 October 1930 (USA)  »

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Flame of the Flesh  »

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecast was 27 July 1949 on WJZ, New York City. See more »


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Infamous last talkie vehicle for Norma Talmadge is worth a look
3 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For nearly 20 years Norma Talmadge was one of early cinema's 5 greatest superstars (The others being Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Chaplin and Gloria Swanson). Supposedly she had a dreadful NEW YORK accent like Jean Hagen's silent queen parody in "Singin in the Rain"(1952). This film proves that this is indeed not true. Norma at 37 makes a lovely heroine and her voice is a pleasing combination of Claudette Colbert and Irene Dunne. Her acting is very good as she was known at the time to be one of the silver screen's finest actresses of the late 10's and 20's. Her leading man is the excellent and handsome Conrad Nagel and receives fine support from silent veteran William Farnum and the funny Alison Skipworth. The problem with the film lies in the too static direction and the ridiculous dialogue Norma is forced to utter in one or two dreadful scenes(especially the sceptor scene where she stands on her bed).But her acting is often excellent. SHe handles all the dialogue like a pro and her silent film technique of emoting works wonderfully well in many scenes especially the fine closing sequence. This still made nearly half a million dollars in the states plus probably a lot more in Europe where Norma still had a huge following in late 1930. Why the critics at the time attacked her so is outrageous. They were probably just sick of her "invincible popularity" that had kept her a top favorite from the flicker days of 1911's "Tale of Two Cities" through her first highly popular but critically panned first talkie "New York Nights"(late 1929). Plus her torrid affair with the Latin lover Gilbert Roland in the late 20's and early 30's hardly endeared her to her homely extremely powerful husband producer Joseph Schenk who probably enjoyed seeing his wayward wife's career collapse so easily amid terrible reviews and his sudden lack of concern. Schenk used Norma's enormous drawing power to buy his was into United Artists where he became President. His brothers owned MGM. So obviously Norma slit her own career throat by hooking up with Roland. This is probably why her career collapsed so suddenly. Filthy rich Norma and her equally popular sister Constance walked away from films forever and their great reputations crumbled away. This film proves that Norma could of had quite a career in talking pictures. Sadly Constance never made a talkie so we will never be able to see what a great comedienne she could have been with dialogue. Constance's wonderful performance in Griffith's "Intolerance"(1916) is on DVD for modern audiences. None of Norma's greatest hits from "Panthea"(1917) through the Oscar winning "The Dove"(1928) are available for viewing. Her legacy rests on her maligned "Dubarry" which is obviously quite available. It's not good but Norma makes it worth a look. She is after all a very important part of film history.

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