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Marie Antoinette (1938)

149 min - Drama, Romance - 26 August 1938
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The young Austrian princess Marie Antoinette (Norma Shearer) is arranged to marry Louis XVI (Robert Morley), future king of France, in a politically advantageous marriage for the rival countries. The opulent Marie indulges in various whims and flirtations, including Count Axel (Tyrone Power). When Louis XV (John Barrymore) passes and Louis XVI ascends the French throne, his queen's extravagant lifestyle earns the hatred of the French people, who despise her Austrian heritage.

Director:  W.S. Van Dyke
Stars:  Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley, Anita Louise, Joseph Schildkraut, Gladys George, Henry Daniell, Henry Stephenson, Scotty Beckett, Marilyn Knowlden, Alma Kruger, Cora Witherspoon, Reginald Gardiner, George Meeker, Joseph Calleia, Albert Dekker, Leonard Penn, Nigel De Brulier

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The young Austrian princess Marie Antoinette (Norma Shearer) is arranged to marry Louis XVI (Robert Morley), future king of France, in a politically advantageous marriage for the rival countries. The opulent Marie indulges in various whims and flirtations, including Count Axel (Tyrone Power). When Louis XV (John Barrymore) passes and Louis XVI ascends the French throne, his queen's extravagant lifestyle earns the hatred of the French people, who despise her Austrian heritage.



Genres: Drama, Romance

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Language:  English, Spanish
Release Date:  26 August 1938

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 29 min

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