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Madame du Barry

Madame du Barry

A Feature film by Christian-Jaque

Produced by Filmsonor Marceau, Francinex, Les Films Ariane

Release in France : 13/10/1954


    The daughter of a seamstress, Jeanne Bécu could hardly imagine she would later become one of the most influential women of the Kingdom of France. Nor could she anticipate her quick fall and tragic death. The teenage girl was still a mere milliner's assistant when her beauty attracted the attention of Count Jean du Barry, a degenerate noble man who, after making her his mistress, undertook to make her Paris's most successful courtesan. Later, he realized that he could even help her to become one of aging King Louis XV's mistresses. But to qualify as a royal mistress, Jeanne had to be a married noble woman. No problem: Jean, who was already married, provided another husband, his brother Guillaume. This is how Jeanne, who had become Countess du Barry with sleight of hand, could enjoy triumph at Versailles. Unfortunately for her, her reign, which had excited the jealousy of the other courtesans, lasted only while the King was alive. Following his death, she was immediately exiled from Versailles and two decades later was executed on the guillotine.

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    Actors (36)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Filmsonor Marceau, Francinex, Les Films Ariane

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Rizzoli Film

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producers :

    Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine, Georges Lourau

    Adaptation :

    Henri Jeanson, Albert Valentin

    Screenwriters :

    Christian-Jaque, Albert Valentin

    Director of Photography :

    Christian Matras

    Assistant Operator :

    Ernest Bourreaud

    Production Manager :

    Francis Cosne

    Assistant Editor :

    Claude Durand

    Production Designer :

    Robert Gys

    Costume designers :

    Marcel Escoffier, Monique Plotin

    Location Manager :

    Maurice Hartwig

    Assistant directors :

    Roland Bernard, Raymond Villette

    Dialogue Writer :

    Henri Jeanson

    Foreign Producer :

    Angelo Rizzoli

    Sound Recordist :

    Joseph De Bretagne

    Camera Operator :

    Alain Douarinou

    Editor :

    Jacques Desagneaux

    Continuity supervisor :

    Simone Bourdarias

    Music Composer :

    Georges Van Parys

    Still Photographer :

    Raymond Voinquel

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 46 min

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