Marie Antoinette (movie, 1938)

Marie-Antoinette is an American film, made in 1938 by WS Van Dyke .

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He developed the difficult relationship between King Louis XVI ( Robert Morley ) and Queen Marie Antoinette ( Norma Shearer ) and the love affair of the latter with Fersen ( Tyrone Power ). This is a romantic Hollywood film.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Marie-Antoinette
  • Original title: Marie Antoinette
  • Director: WS Van Dyke
  • Assistant Director: Jacques Tourneur (uncredited)
  • Production: Irving Thalberg (uncredited) and Hunt Stromberg
  • Production company: Loew’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Distribution: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Scenario: Donald Ogden Stewart , Ernest Vajda and Claudine West , F. Scott Fitzgerald (uncredited) based on Stefan Zweig’s story
  • Music: Herbert Stothart
  • Choreographer: Albertina Rasch
  • Pictures: William H. Daniels , George J. Folsey (uncredited) and Leonard Smith (uncredited)
  • Editing: Robert Kern
  • Artistic direction: Cedric Gibbons
  • Sets: William A. Horning and Edwin B. Willis
  • Costumes: Adrian and Gile Steele
  • Hairstyles: Sydney Guilaroff
  • Wigs: Max Factor
  • Makeup: Jack Dawn
  • Sound: Douglas Shearer
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Format: Black and White (Sepiatone) – Sound: Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
  • Genre: Historical Movie
  • Duration: 149 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :(first in Los Angeles ), (national release)
    •  United Kingdom :
    •  France :

Distribution

Marie-Antoinette (Norma Shearer) and Count Axel of Fersen (Tyrone Power) kissing each other
Actors credited
  • Norma Shearer : Queen Marie Antoinette of Austria
  • Tyrone Power : Count Axel of Fersen
  • John Barrymore : King Louis XV
  • Robert Morley : King Louis XVI
  • Anita Louise : Princess of Lamballe
  • Joseph Schildkraut : Duke of Orleans
  • Gladys George : Madame du Barry
  • Henry Stephenson : Earl of Mercy
  • Cora Witherspoon : Countess of Noailles
  • Reginald Gardiner : Comte d’Artois
  • Henry Daniell : Nicolas of La Motte
  • Albert Dekker : Count of Provence
  • Joseph Calleia : Drouet
  • George Meeker : Robespierre
  • Alma Kruger : Empress Maria Theresa
Uncredited Actors (Selection)
  • Robert Barrat : Officer Citizen
  • John Burton : The Fayette
  • Mae Busch : Countess of La Motte
  • Frank Campeau : Lemonade seller
  • Lane Chandler : Officer Citizen
  • Wade Crosby : Danton
  • Cecil Cunningham : me ‘Feldy’ Lerchenfeld
  • Howard Da Silva : Toulon
  • Harry Davenport : Monsieur de Cosse
  • Maude Turner Gordon : Dowager
  • Lawrence Grant : Old aristocrat at the birth of the dolphin
  • Ruth Hussey : Duchess of Polignac
  • Claude King : Duc de Choiseul
  • Henry Kolker : Court Help
  • Duke R. Lee
  • Horace McMahon : Revolutionary
  • Rafaela Ottiano : Louise, servant of the queen
  • Ivan F. Simpson : Sauce
  • Theodore von Eltz : Officer
  • Gustav von Seyffertitz : Confessor of the King
  • Charles Waldron : Ambassador of Sweden
  • Walter Walker : Benjamin Franklin
  • George Zucco : Governor of the Conciergerie

Bibliography

  • Sylvie Dallet , The French Revolution and Cinema: From Light to Television , Éditions des Quatre-Vents, coll.  “Cinema and its history”,, 240 p. ( ISBN  2-907468-04-9 , online presentation  [ archive ] )
    (Work from a doctoral thesis on film and television, defended in 1987 at the University Paris- X Nanterre in front of Serge Bernstein , Marc Ferro and Paul Gerbod, [ online presentation  [ archive ] ] .)

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