Madame du Barry (movie, 1934)

Madame du Barry is an American film of William Dieterle , released in 1934 .


The ascent of Madame du Barry through the corridors and boudoirs of Versailles to the room of King Louis XV. The antics of the courtesan will quickly annoy the Queen Marie Antoinette (played by Anita Louise) who will ban the du Barry from the court.

Version much less strict than that of Christian-Jaque, using even with a touch of undisguised humor the Spanish accent of actress Dolores del Rio. Note that the spelling of the title is “Madame duBarry” in some catalogs and websites.

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Madame du Barry
  • Director: William Dieterle
  • Production: Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner executive producers (uncredited)
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Distribution: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Scenario: Edward Chodorov
  • Music: Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
  • Photography: Sol Polito
  • Editing: Herbert I. Leeds
  • Artistic direction: Jack Okey
  • Costumes: Orry-Kelly
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: 1.37: 1 – Black and White – Mono Sound
  • Genre: Historical Movie
  • Duration: 79 minutes
  • Release date: United States  


  • Dolores del Rio : Madame du Barry
  • Reginald Owen : Louis XV
  • Victor Jory : Duc Armand d’Aiguillon
  • Osgood Perkins : Duke of Richelieu
  • Verree Teasdale : Duchess of Granmont
  • Ferdinand Gottschalk : Lebel
  • Anita Louise : Marie Antoinette
  • Maynard Holmes : The Dauphin
  • Henry O’Neill : Duke of Choiseul
  • Hobart Cavanaugh : Professor of the Vauguyon
  • Arthur Treacher : André, Maître de la Chambre
  • Robert Greig (uncredited): The King’s Cook

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