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Release Date:
13 October 1954 (France) See more »
The daughter of a seamstress, Jeanne Bécu could hardly imagine she would later become one of the most influential women of the Kingdom of France... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Martine Carol ... Jeanne Bécu, dite Rançon / Madame Dubarry
Daniel Ivernel ... Jean du Barry
Gianna Maria Canale ... Duchesse de Grammont
Jean Parédès ... Lebel
Denis d'Inès ... Cardinal Richelieu (as Denis D'Inès)
Marguerite Pierry ... Comtesse de Médarne
Isabelle Pia ... Marie-Antoinette
Nadine Alari ... La Maréchale de Guichelais

Giovanna Ralli ... Cadette
Georgette Anys ... La citoyenne
Catherine Caron
Nadine Tallier ... Loque
Nane Germon ... Mlle du Barry
Claude Albers (as C. Albers)
Micky Bourgois (as M. Bourgeois)
Jacqueline Chambord (as J. Chambord)
France Degand (as F. Degand)
Suzanne Grey ... Mlle du Barry (as S. Grey)
Karine Jansen ... Chiffe (as C. Jansen)
Lisette Lebon (as L. Le Bon)
Jeanne Montange (as J. Montange)
Micheline Gary ... Une fille (as M. Gary)
Colette Richard (as C. Ricard)
Pascale Roberts ... Une amie de Jeanne (as P. Roberts)
Claude Sylvain ... Une fille (as C Sylvain)
Paul Demange ... Un citoyen
André Bervil ... Un musicien (as Bervil)
Michel Etcheverry ... L'abbé de Beauvais (as M. Etcheverry)
Rodolphe Marcilly (as Marcilly)
Serge Grand ... Louis XVI
Olivier Mathot (as Mathot)
Robert Murzeau ... Un seigneur
Gabrielle Dorziat ... La Gourdan
Massimo Serato ... Choiseul
Umberto Melnati ... Curtins (as Menalti)
Noël Roquevert ... Guillaume du Barry
André Luguet ... Louis XV
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian Alers ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Luce Aubertin ... (uncredited)
Gilbert Bokanowski ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Martine Bridou ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Josette Hanson ... (uncredited)
Nicole Leeber ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
André Numès Fils ... L'huissier (uncredited)
Marcelle Praince ... Mme du Barry, mère (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Rouzière ... (uncredited)
Louis Saintève ... Le prêtre (uncredited)
Linda Sereno ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Jean-Marc Tennberg ... Un seigneur (uncredited)

Directed by
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christian-Jaque  adaptation
Henri Jeanson  adaptation
Henri Jeanson  dialogue
Albert Valentin  adaptation
Albert Valentin 

Produced by
Robert Chabert .... producer
Francis Cosne .... producer
Georges Dancigers .... producer
Georges Lourau .... producer
Alexandre Mnouchkine .... producer
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer
Original Music by
Georges Van Parys 
Cinematography by
Christian Matras 
Film Editing by
Jacques Desagneaux 
Production Design by
Robert Gys 
Costume Design by
Marcel Escoffier 
Monique Plotin 
Makeup Department
Janine Casse .... assistant makeup artist
Jean Lalaurette .... hair stylist
Maguy Vernadet .... makeup artist
Production Management
Georges Dancigers .... production manager
Maurice Hartwig .... unit production manager
Georges Kougoucheff .... unit manager: exteriors (as G. Kougoucheff)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roland Bernard .... assistant director
Belisario L. Randone .... assistant director
Raymond Villette .... assistant director
Art Department
Pierre Barbet .... props (as P. Barbet)
Henri Berger .... props (as H. Berger)
Jacques Chalvet .... assistant art director
Pierre Charron .... assistant art director
Pierre Duquesne .... assistant art director
Jacques Gut .... assistant art director (as Gut)
Marcel Protat .... props (as M. Protat)
Sound Department
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound
Special Effects by
Nicolas Wilcké .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Bourreaud .... assistant camera
Alain Douarinou .... camera operator
René Touillaud .... lighting technician (as R. Touillaud)
Raymond Voinquel .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irène Karinska .... costumes made by
Jean Zay .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Claude Durand .... assistant editor
Other crew
Simone Bourdarias .... script supervisor (as Simonne Bourdarias)
Jacqueline Fauvel .... production secretary (as J. Favel)

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Additional Details

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106 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Sweden:15 | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Italian censorship visa delivered on 18-12-1954.See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
a fine biopic, 10 May 2008
Author: oceanblueeyes from Malta

On reading Joan Haslip's biography of Madame du Barry, I was quite happy to guess the names of certain characters (such as Madame de Gramont), since the movie only comes out in French. I personally think it is a nice movie, though cut very short! Martine Carol was very good in the role, having a happy-go-lucky bubbly personality, using childish coy to attract the Dauphin, although her seductive side, though a very important asset as role of Louis XV's last mistress, was but non-existent (considering it is a 1954 movie!).

The costumes were nice, although considering how du Barry was always pompous and up-to-date with fashion, could have had at least a few more wigs! Still, since it is the only movie I could find about her, it is brilliant!!!

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