|Marie Antoinette, Queen of France|
|Directed by||Jean Delannoy|
|Written by||Jean Delannoy|
|Produced by|| Joseph Bercholz |
|Starring|| Michèle Morgan |
|Edited by||Henri Taverna|
Franco London Films
Les Films Gibé
|27 April 1956|
|Box office||2,280,704 admissions (France)|
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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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