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Madame DuBarry (1919)

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

Director:

Ernst Lubitsch

Writers:

Norbert Falk (as Fred Orbing), Hanns Kräly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pola Negri ... Jeanne Vaubernier - later Madame Dubarry
Emil Jannings ... König Louis XV
Harry Liedtke ... Armand De Foix
Eduard von Winterstein Eduard von Winterstein ... Graf Jean Dubarry
Reinhold Schünzel ... Minister Choiseul
Else Berna Else Berna ... Graefin Gramont
Fred Immler Fred Immler ... Richelieu
Gustav Czimeg Gustav Czimeg ... Aiguillon
Karl Platen Karl Platen ... Guillaume Dubarry
Bernhard Goetzke ... Revolutionär
Magnus Stifter Magnus Stifter ... Don Diego
Paul Biensfeldt Paul Biensfeldt ... Lebel
Willy Kaiser-Heyl Willy Kaiser-Heyl ... Oberst der Wache
Alexander Ekert Alexander Ekert ... Paillet (as Alexander Eckert)
Robert Sortsch-Pla 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! (1928 re-issue poster) See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 November 1919 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I got my french history with a german movie done a century ago! (web)
8 July 2018 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

Now that i'm in depth in the silent movies era, it's clear that today we are dumb to dismiss them! I don't understand why this rich and excellent productions are not promoted while today movies are always on the top being in nothing much gripping than their ancestors! Thousand of words have been written for Coppola's Marie Antoinette and just a few for this one even if it's as sincere and moving! First of all, those old movies are not really BW but are tainted: yellow, red, blue, green. It's funny to see (and a bit tragic) that today are as much filtered while we have all the technology to give splendid colors like our phones!! Next, i'm french and while i heard the name of this Madame, i couldn't tell her story so it was very interesting to learn that she was at the top with Louis XV and down at the revolution! This period production is really lavish but for the exteriors, as a french, i can say this is not french architecture and style. The movie is a good drama, great slice of french history and it really means something that sex & power are a such an explosive couple, in the XVIII, XX or XXI.


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