Madame DuBarry (1919 film)

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Madame DuBarry
Pola Negri Passion Motion Picture Classic 1920.png
Ad for film, released in the United States as Passion
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Written by
Based onMemoirs d'un médecin
by Alexandre Dumas
Produced by Paul Davidson
Edited byElfi Böttrich
Music by
Distributed by
Release dates
  • September 18, 1919 (1919-09-18)(German; premiere)
  • November 26, 1919 (1919-11-26)(Denmark)
  • December 12, 1920 (1920-12-12)(US; as Passion)
Running time
85 minutes
114 minutes [1]
Country Germany
Language Silent film

Madame DuBarry is a 1919 German silent film on the life of Madame Du Barry. It was directed by Ernst Lubitsch, [2] written by Norbert Falk and Hanns Kräly with the title role taken by Pola Negri and Louis XV played by Emil Jannings. Its alternative title for United States distribution was Passion.


It was made at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Kurt Richter.


Survival status

The film has been released on DVD. [3] In 2014, it was released on dual format Blu-ray and DVD as part of the Masters of Cinema series. [1]

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  1. 1 2 - Madame DuBarry Blu-ray
  2. Scheunemann, Dietrich (1 January 2006). Expressionist Film: New Perspectives. Camden House. p. xiii. ISBN   978-1-57113-350-2.
  3. Home Video: Madame Du Barry at