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Madame Du Barry (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, History | 13 October 1934 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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... Madame Du Barry (as Dolores Del Rio)
... King Louis XV
... Duc Armand d'Aiguillon
... Duc de Richelieu
... Duchess de Granmont
... Lebel
... Marie Antoinette
... The Dauphin
... Duc de Choiseul
... Professor de la Vauguyon
... Adelaide, the King's Daughter
... Sophie, the King's Daughter
Camille Rovelle ... Victoria, the King's Daughter
... Countess de Berne
Joan Wheeler ... Florette, Young Girl at Dear Park
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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.[1] 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.

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13 October 1934 (USA)  »

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Die Courtisane des Königs  »

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Extra guards were posted on the set to watch over the valuable jewelry and antiques used in the film. See more »

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Version of DuBarry (1915) See more »

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Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K.551 ('Jupiter'), first movement
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Pre-Code Warner's Costume Epic With Pizzaz

Dolores del del Rio is marvelous in this witty, ribald movie. When she's not onscreen, it sags.

The music, taken from the great composers such as Mozart, is delightful and appropriate.

Anita Louise is a very unlike Marrie Antoinette; but the show is all del Rio's. And it is, as such, a joy.


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