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Du Barry, Woman of Passion (1930)

Passed | | Romance, Drama | 11 October 1930 (USA)
A French milliner becomes a casino hostess and courtesan, eventually rising to the position of mistress of King Louis XV.

Director:

Sam Taylor

Writers:

David Belasco (play), Sam Taylor (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Norma Talmadge ... Madame Du Barry
William Farnum ... Louis XV
Conrad Nagel ... Cosse de Brissac
Hobart Bosworth ... Duc de Brissac
Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt ... Jean Du Barry
Alison Skipworth ... La Gourdan
E. Alyn Warren ... Denys
Edgar Norton ... Renal
Edwin Maxwell ... Maupeou
Henry Kolker ... D'Aiguillon
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A French milliner becomes a casino hostess and courtesan, eventually rising to the position of mistress of King Louis XV.

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Glamorous Lady of love! Kings were mad about her! A nation fell before her subtle charms- the most beautiful and bewitching adventuress the world has ever known! (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 28 October 1930) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

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 telecasts took place in New York City Wednesday 27 July 1949 on WJZ (Channel 7), in Cincinnati Saturday 17 September 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7), in Philadelphia Saturday 10 December 1949 on WCAU (Channel 10), and in Chicago Sunday 19 February 1950 on WGN (Channel 9). See more »

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Not a bad film at all, if you can see it.
21 February 2004 | by classicflmSee all my reviews

Typical early talkie, a little stiff. However, when Norma Talmadge is on screen she is vivacious and wonderful. She should have made more talking films. She would have been a great actress in the 1930s. Definitely worth looking at.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flame of the Flesh See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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