The Loves of Madame Dubarry

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I Give My Heart
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Directed by Marcel Varnel
Written by Roger Burford
Frank Launder
Curt Siodmak
Richard Genée (1879 libretto)
Camillo Walzel (1879 libretto)
Paul Knepler  [ de ] (1931 libretto)
Ignaz Michael Welleminsky  [ de ] (1931 libretto)
Hans Martin Cremer (1931 libretto)
Based on The DuBarry
by Carl Millöcker
Produced by Walter C. Mycroft
Starring Gitta Alpar
Patrick Waddington
Owen Nares
Arthur Margetson
Cinematography Claude Friese-Greene
Distributed byWardour Films (UK)
Release dates
  • 25 October 1935 (1935-10-25)(London, UK)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

I Give My Heart (US-Title: The Loves of Madame Dubarry) is a 1935 British historical film adapted from the stage operetta The DuBarry by Carl Millöcker and arranged by Theo Mackeben. [1] [2] Directed by Marcel Varnel, and produced by British International Pictures (BIP). [3] It is based on the life of Madame Du Barry. [4]



Jeanne is a milliner courted by aristocrats. She first has an affair with René, a young writer for Count du Barry. She then marries the Count in order to become Louis XV's mistress.


Critical reception

Allmovie described it as "standard historical-drama fare, allowing dozens of top European actors to play "dress-up" for 90 minutes"; [1] while TV Guide noted "A rather stiff British production that is well done but not compelling," rating it 2/5 stars. [5]

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  2. Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film. Routledge. ISBN   9781317740636 via Google Books.
  3. "I Give My Heart (1936)". BFI.
  4. "Madame du Barry". Palace of Versailles. 26 October 2016.
  5. "The Loves Of Madame Du Barry | TV Guide".