Marie Antoinette Queen of France

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Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
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Directed by Jean Delannoy
Written byJean Delannoy
Philippe Erlanger
Bernard Zimmer
Produced by Joseph Bercholz
Henry Deutschmeister
Edouard Gide
Angelo Rizzoli
Starring Michèle Morgan
Richard Todd
Jacques Morel
Cinematography Pierre Montazel
Edited by Henri Taverna
Music byJacque-Simonot
Production
companies
Franco London Films
Les Films Gibé
Rizzoli Film
Distributed by Gaumont
Release date
27 April 1956
Running time
120 minutes
CountriesFrance
Italy
LanguageFrench
Box office2,280,704 admissions (France) [1]

Marie Antoinette Queen of France (French : Marie-Antoinette reine de France and also known as Shadow of the Guillotine) is a 1956 French-Italian historical drama film directed by Jean Delannoy who co-wrote the screenplay with Pierre Erlanger and Bernard Zimmer. The film stars Michèle Morgan and Richard Todd. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or (Jean Delannoy) at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. [2]

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It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director René Renoux.

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References

  1. Box office information for 1955 at Box Office Story
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Marie Antoinette Queen of France". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.

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