Madame Du Barry (1934 film)

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Madame DuBarry
Poster - Madame Du Barry.jpg
Promotional poster for the film.
Directed byWilliam Dieterle
Produced byJack L. Warner
Hal B. Wallis
Written byEdward Chodorov
StarringDolores del Rio
Reginald Owen
Victor Jory
Music byHeinz Roemheld
Edited byHerbert I. Leeds
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
  • October 13, 1934 (1934-10-13)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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 Hollywood Production 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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The film was considered a box office disappointment for Warner Bros.[2]

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  1. ^ Madame DuBarry details, ftvdb.bfi.org.uk; accessed June 8, 2016.
  2. ^ By, D. W. (1934, Nov 25). TAKING A LOOK AT THE RECORD. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/101193306?accountid=13902

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