Madame Du Barry (1919)





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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Pola Negri
as Madame Dubarry former Jeanne Vaubernier
Emil Jannings
as Louis XV
Harry Liedtke
as Armand De Foix
Reinhold Schünzel
as Minister Choiseul
Theda Bara
as Countess DuBarry
Genevieve Blinn
as Duchess de Gaumont
Fred Church
as Cosse-Brissac
Charles Clary
as Louis XV
Dorothy Drake
as Henriette
Willard Louis
as Guillaume DuBarry
Rosita Marstini
as Mother Savord
Herschel Mayall
as Jean DuBany
Karl Platen
as Guillaume Dubarry
Willy Kaiser-Heyl
as Oberst der Wache
Magnus Stifter
as Don Diego
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