Marie Antoinette (1938 film)

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Marie Antoinette is a 1938 American historical drama film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.wikipedia
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Marie Antoinette is a 1938 American historical drama film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Film and television examples of period pieces include Marie Antoinette (1938), The Leopard (1963), Barry Lyndon (1975), Amadeus (1984), The Age of Innocence (1993), Last Man Standing (1996), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Bathory (2008), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Young Victoria (2009), Darkest Hour (2017), and The Favourite (2018).

W. S. Van Dyke

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It was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette.
His other films include the island adventure White Shadows in the South Seas (1928); its follow-up, The Pagan (1929); Trader Horn (1931), which was filmed almost entirely in Africa; Tarzan the Ape Man (1932); Manhattan Melodrama (1934); and Marie Antoinette (1938).

Tyrone Power

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His better-known films include The Mark of Zorro, Marie Antoinette, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness for the Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile.

Stefan Zweig

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Based upon the 1932 biography of the ill-fated Queen of France by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, it had its Los Angeles premiere at the legendary Carthay Circle Theatre, where the landscaping was specially decorated for the event.
His 1932 biography of Queen Marie Antoinette was adapted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a 1938 film starring Norma Shearer.

Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman

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Based upon the 1932 biography of the ill-fated Queen of France by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, it had its Los Angeles premiere at the legendary Carthay Circle Theatre, where the landscaping was specially decorated for the event.
The book was the basis for the 1938 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, Marie Antoinette, starring Norma Shearer.

Anita Louise

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Anita Louise (born Anita Louise Fremault, January 9, 1915 – April 25, 1970) was an American film and television actress best known for her performances in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), The Story of Louis Pasteur (1935), Anthony Adverse (1936), Marie Antoinette (1938) and The Little Princess (1939).

Robert Morley

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A versatile actor, especially in his younger years, he played Louis XVI in Marie Antoinette (1938), for which he received an Academy Award Nomination as Best Supporting Actor.

Norma Shearer

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It was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette.
Shearer also took on another play popularized by Cornell in Romeo and Juliet (1936) (her first film of the 1930s to lose money), and Marie Antoinette (1938) (a budget of almost $2,500,000 was too great for the studio to expect a profit), though their elaborate sets and costumes helped make the films immensely popular with audiences.

Carthay Circle Theatre

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Based upon the 1932 biography of the ill-fated Queen of France by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, it had its Los Angeles premiere at the legendary Carthay Circle Theatre, where the landscaping was specially decorated for the event.
For the glamorous world premiere of MGM's Marie Antoinette (1938), with Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power, the gardens around the theater were restructured and enhanced to resemble the landscaping of the Palace of Versailles.

Henry Stephenson

He often played historical figures like Sir Joseph Banks in the Oscar-winning adventure film Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau in Marie Antoinette (1938).

Joseph Schildkraut

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He gained further fame for playing the ambitious duc d'Orléans in the historical epic Marie Antoinette (1938), opposite Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore and Robert Morley, and gave a notable performance as the villainous Nicolas Fouquet in The Man in the Iron Mask (1939).

Gladys George

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She played the widow of Miles Archer (Iva Archer) in The Maltese Falcon and Mme. Du Barry in Marie Antoinette.

Henry Daniell

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Columbia borrowed him for a role in Holiday (1938) then he went back to MGM for Marie Antoinette (1938), playing Nicholas de la Motte.

Louis XVI of France

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In 1769 Vienna, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria tells her daughter Maria Antonia she is to marry the Dauphin Louis-Auguste.
In Marie Antoinette (1938), he was played by Robert Morley.

Alma Kruger

She portrayed Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in Marie Antoinette (1938) and the almost mother-in-law of Rosalind Russell's lead character in His Girl Friday (1940).

Scotty Beckett

Among his major credits are Dante's Inferno with Spencer Tracy, Anthony Adverse with Fredric March, The Charge of the Light Brigade with Errol Flynn, Conquest with Greta Garbo, Marie Antoinette with Norma Shearer; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, in which he played Jon Hall's character as a child, and Kings Row, in which he played Robert Cummings's character as a child.

Madame du Barry

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On her second wedding anniversary, Madame du Barry, King Louis XV's mistress, gifts Marie with an empty cradle and a poem critical of her inability to produce an heir.

Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau

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Count Mercy, the Austrian ambassador, scolds her for her wanton behavior but she pays him little mind.
He was played by Henry Stephenson in the 1938 film Marie Antoinette, and by Steve Coogan in the 2006 film of the same name.

Barnett Parker

He appeared in the films The Misleading Lady, Roaming Lady, The President's Mystery, Adventure in Manhattan, Born to Dance, We Who Are About to Die, Dangerous Number, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, Espionage, Ready, Willing, and Able, Personal Property, Married Before Breakfast, The Emperor's Candlesticks, Wake Up and Live, Broadway Melody of 1938, Double Wedding, Live, Love and Learn, Navy Blue and Gold, Love Is a Headache, Sally, Irene and Mary, Hold That Kiss, Marie Antoinette, Listen, Darling, The Girl Downstairs, She Married a Cop, Babes in Arms, At the Circus, He Married His Wife, La Conga Nights, Hit Parade of 1941, Hullabaloo, One Night in the Tropics, Love Thy Neighbor, The Reluctant Dragon, Tall, Dark and Handsome, A Man Betrayed, Kisses for Breakfast and The Great Awakening, among others.

Irving Thalberg

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The film was the last project of Irving Thalberg who died in 1936 while it was in the planning stage.

Affair of the Diamond Necklace

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Marie later rejects a jeweler's expensive and elaborate necklace, but she is framed by court insiders plotting to acquire the necklace for themselves, and the Affair of the Diamond Necklace erupts.

Louis XVII of France

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She goes on to give birth to daughter Marie Thérèse and son Louis Charles.

Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans

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After countless attempts to please him, Louis reveals he cannot produce heirs, prompting Marie to associate with the power-hungry Duc d'Orleans.
Philippe d'Orléans has been portrayed in several films, such as the 1938 film, Marie Antoinette, in which he was portrayed by Joseph Schildkraut, and the 2001 film The Lady and the Duke by Jean-Claude Dreyfus.