Madame Du Barry

Madame Du Barry

Director: Ernst Lubitsch, Emil Jannings, Theda Bara, Genevieve Blinn

Cast: Ernst Lubitsch, Emil Jannings, Theda Bara, Genevieve Blinn

     
 
Before he became world-famous for his sophisticated sex farces, Ernst Lubitsch was primarily a director of outsized German "spectaculars." One such was Madame Du Barry, an operatic version of the life, loves and death of the legendary 18th-century French courtesan. Pola Negri plays DuBarry, who sleeps her way to the court of King Louis XV (Emil Jannings),

Overview

Before he became world-famous for his sophisticated sex farces, Ernst Lubitsch was primarily a director of outsized German "spectaculars." One such was Madame Du Barry, an operatic version of the life, loves and death of the legendary 18th-century French courtesan. Pola Negri plays DuBarry, who sleeps her way to the court of King Louis XV (Emil Jannings), ultimately becoming his mistress. Comes the revolution, and the rabble demands DuBarry's head. This gives Negri plenty of opportunity for strenuous histrionics as she's led to the guillotine. Small wonder that this film was retitled Passion for its American release.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/29/2012
UPC:
0842614100772
Original Release:
1919
Source:
Grapevine Video
Sales rank:
44,098

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emil Jannings Louis XV
Theda Bara Countess DuBarry
Genevieve Blinn Duchess de Gaumont
Fred Church Cosse-Brissac
Charles Clary Louis XV
Dorothy Drake Henriette
Willard Louis Guillaume DuBarry
Rosita Marstini Mother Savord
Herschel Mayall Jean DuBany
Hector V. Sarno Lebel
Bernhard Goetzke Actor
Paul Biensfeldt Lebel
Harry Liedtke Armand De Foix
Pola Negri Madame Dubarry former Jeanne Vaubernier
Karl Platen Guillaume Dubarry
Reinhold Schünzel Minister Choiseul
Eduard von Winterstein Jean Dubarry
Paul Wegener Actor
Willy Kaiser-Heyl Oberst der Wache
Magnus Stifter Don Diego

Technical Credits
Ernst Lubitsch Director
William Axt Score Composer
Ali Hubert Costumes/Costume Designer
Hanns Kraly Screenwriter
David Mendoza Score Composer
Kurt Richter Production Designer
Theodor Sparkuhl Cinematographer

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