Madame DuBarry is a 1934 American historical film directed by William Dieterle and starring Dolores del Rio, Reginald Owen, Victor Jory and Osgood Perkins. The film portrays the life of Madame Du Barry, the last mistress of King Louis XV of France. While this film does not serve accuracy to Madame Du Barry, it does feature antiques and jewelry that came from the actual days when Madame Du Barry lived. This film was released just as the Hays Code was taking full swing, and faced many problems with censors of the time. Scenes of this film had to be removed before its release or else it would have not been approved for release.
The Most DANGEROUS WOMAN IN FRANCE (Print Ad- Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette, ((Greenfield, Mass.)) 5 December 1934)
Did You Know?
At the end of the movie, viewers may be puzzled by the King's lamenting that his daughters have run away from him, and by Madame Du Barry's friend's insistence that she not touch the King. The reason is that Louis XV died of smallpox. However, the word is never mentioned in the movie, nor does the King's face exhibit any smallpox rash or pustules. See more
Version of Madame Du Barry
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K.551 ('Jupiter'), first movement
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played under opening titles and a scene transition See more