Marie Antoinette

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Her eyes shine as brightly as the diamonds at her slender throat or as the countless candles that turn the Palace of Versailles into a light-drenched fantasy world. She is Marie Antoinette, Queen of France: beautiful, imperious, headstrong...and doomed. read more
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Her eyes shine as brightly as the diamonds at her slender throat or as the countless candles that turn the Palace of Versailles into a light-drenched fantasy world. She is Marie Antoinette, Queen of France: beautiful, imperious, headstrong...and doomed. With an opulence exemplifying Hollywood's Golden Era at its most glamorous, the grandeur and revolutionary fervor of 18th-century France sweeps across the screen in this nominee for 4 Academy Awards?.* Elegant Best Actress Oscar? nominee Norma Shearer stars in the decades-spanning title role, Tyrone Power plays her ardent beloved, John Barrymore is crafty Louis XV and debuting Robert Morley portrays timid Louis XVI. From ballroom to boudoir to guillotine, Marie Antoinette is regal romantic adventure.

Original Release

08/26/1938

US Release

08/26/1938

Cast

Norma Shearer Marie Antoinette
Tyrone Power Count Axel de Fersen
John Barrymore King Louis XV
Robert Morley King Louis XVI
Anita Louise Princesse de Lamballe
Joseph Schildkraut Duke d'Orléans
Gladys George Mme. du Barry
Henry Daniell La Motte
Henry Stephenson Count de Mercey
Scotty Beckett The Dauphin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier

Writers

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Donald Ogden Stewart, Claudine West, Ernest Vajda, Talbot Jennings, Stefan Zweig, Zoe Akins, Bruno Frank, Samuel Hoffenstein, Noel Langley, Robert E. Sherwood, Carey Wilson

Cast

Norma Shearer Marie Antoinette
Tyrone Power Count Axel de Fersen
John Barrymore King Louis XV
Robert Morley King Louis XVI
Anita Louise Princesse de Lamballe
Joseph Schildkraut Duke d'Orléans
Gladys George Mme. du Barry
Henry Daniell La Motte
Henry Stephenson Count de Mercey
Scotty Beckett The Dauphin
Marilyn Knowlden Princesse Thérèse / Princesse Therese
Alma Kruger Empress Maria Theresa / Maria Theresa
Cora Witherspoon Countess de Noailles
Reginald Gardiner Comte d'Artois
George Meeker Robespierre
Joseph Calleia Drouet
Albert Dekker Comte de Provence
Leonard Penn Toulan
Lawrence Grant Old Nobleman at Birth of Dauphin
Moroni Olsen Bearded Leader of the People

Producers

Editors

Robert Kern

1939 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1939 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1939 Oscar Best Art Direction Nominated
1939 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
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