Madame du Barry (movie, 1954)

Madame du Barry is a French color film by Christian-Jaque , shot in 1954, in co-production with Italy.

Synopsis

The irresistible rise, between rendezvous houses and Versailles golds, of Jeanne Bécu de Vaubernier , adorable grisette from the pavement of Paris, who in recent years has become the last official favorite in the history of France, but whose meteoric trajectory will come to an end on the scaffold …

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Technical sheet

  • Director: Christian-Jaque , assisted by Raymond Villette , Roland-Bernard , Belisario Randone
  • Scenario: Albert Valentin
  • Adaptation: Albert Valentin , Christian-Jaque and Henri Jeanson
  • Dialogues: Henri Jeanson
  • Sets: Robert Gys , assisted by Pierre Duquesne , Jacques Chalvet , Pierre Charron and Jacques Gut
  • Costumes: Marcel Escoffier , Monique Plotin , Jean Zay (costume designer)
  • Costume execution: Irene Karinska
  • Photography: Christian Matras
  • Operator: Alain Douarinou , assisted by Ernest Bourreau
  • Sound: Joseph of Brittany
  • Music: Georges Van Parys
  • Editing: Jacques Desagneaux , assisted by Claude Durand
  • Script-girl: Simone Bourdarias
  • Director: Maurice Hartwig
  • Outside manager: G. Kougoucheff
  • Ensemblier: Pierre Charron
  • Special effects: Nicolas Wilcke
  • Makeup: Maguy Vernadet , assisted by Janine Cassé
  • Hairstyle: Jean Lalaurette
  • Photographer: Raymond Voinquel
  • Lighting designer: R. Touillaud
  • Accessory: M. Protat, P. Barbet, H. Berger
  • Filming from March 4 to June 21, 1954 at Franstudio Studios
  • Production: Ariane Films – Filmsonor – Francinex (Paris), Rizzoli Film (Rome)
  • Distribution: Cinédis
  • Production Manager: Alexandre Mnouchkine , Francis Cosne , Georges Loureau
  • Production Manager: Georges Dancigers
  • Production secretary: J. Fauvel
  • Country: France
  • Western Electric Sound System
  • Draw: Laboratory GTC in Joinville
  • Format: Color by Eastmancolor – 1.37: 1 – 35 mm – Mono sound
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Duration: 106 minutes
  • Release dates:
    • France : October 13, 1954 and 9-5-2001 (DVD France)
    • Finland : April 29, 1955
  • Operating Visa: 17,150
  • Finnish Censorship Visa: register N ° 42210 of 24-3-1955
  • Italian censorship visa: N ° 17964 of 18-12-1954
  • Distributors: Viljafilmi Oy (Finland), Dear Film (Italy), TF1 International (international sales), Tamasa Distribution (current rights)

Distribution

  • Martine Carol : Jeanne Ranson-Bécu, become Jeanne du Barry, the King’s favorite
  • André Luguet : Louis XV , King of France
  • Daniel Ivernel : Count Jean du Barry, a penniless nobleman who notices Jeanne and remakes himself by proposing to the steward of the pleasures of the King
  • Gabrielle Dorziat : The Gourdan, the patron saint of the rendezvous house, says: “Mom”
  • Denis d’Inès : Marshal Richelieu
  • Massimo Serato : The Duke of Choiseul
  • Gianna Maria Canale (VF: Jacqueline Ferrière ) : The Duchess of Gramont, the sister of M. de Choiseul
  • Jean Paredès : Lebel, the superintendent of “pleasures” of the king
  • Marguerite Pierry : the Countess of Médarnes
  • Noël Roquevert : Count Guillaume du Barry, Jean’s brother who marries Jeanne so that she can be ennobled
  • Umberto Melnati : Curtius
  • Nadine Alari : the Maréchale de Guichelais
  • Suzanne Gray : Chon du Barry, a sister of Jean
  • Nane Germon : Bitchi du Barry, a sister of Jean
  • Isabelle Pia : the dauphine Marie-Antoinette
  • Serge Grand : the dolphin (Louis XVI)
  • Marcelle Praince : Mrs du Barry mother (uncredited)
  • Michel Etcheverry : the abbot of Beauvais
  • Giovanna Ralli : Cadette
  • Claude Sylvain : a “girl” at La Gourdan
  • Jean-Marc Tennberg : a lord (uncredited)
  • Robert Murzeau : a lord
  • Georgette Anys : the mother of Brutus, a citizen at the party
  • Paul Demange : Aimé, a citizen at the party
  • Nadine Tallier : Loque, a “daughter” of King Louis XV
  • Carine Jansen : Chiffe, a “girl” of Louis XV
  • Micheline Gary : a girl at La Gourdan
  • Pascale Roberts : Cousette, a friend of Jeanne
  • André Bervil : a musician
  • Olivier Mathot : Mr. Molet
  • Louis Saintève : the parish priest of Saint-Laurent (uncredited)
  • André Numès Son : the bailiff (uncredited)
  • Luce Aubertin
  • Claude Albers : a “girl” of Louis XV
  • Nicky Bourgeois
  • Catherine Caron : a noble
  • Jacqueline Chambord (**): a noble
  • France Degand : a noble
  • Lisette Lebon
  • Rodolphe Marcilly
  • Jane Montangne
  • Colette Richard .
  • Christian Alers
  • Gilbert Boka
  • Josette Hanson
  • Nicole Leeber
  • Jean-Michel Rouzière
  • Linda Sereno
  • Martine Bridoux : a noble
  • Marc Arian “under reserve” a citizen during the party

(**) and not Simone Chambord , aka Judith Magre, wrongly quoted by many catalogs.

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