Adrienne Lecouvreur (1938 film)

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Adrienne Lecouvreur
Adrienne lecouvreur dans cornlie.jpg
A painting of Adrienne Lecouvreur, the subject of the film
Directed by Marcel L'Herbier
Based on Adrienne Lecouvreur 
by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé
UFA's Berlin Studios
Release date(s)
  • 1938 (1938)

Adrienne Lecouvreur is a 1938 French-German biographical film directed by Marcel L'Herbier and starring Yvonne Printemps, Pierre Fresnay and Junie Astor. The film was a co-production between the two countries, and was made at UFA's Berlin Studios. It was based on the 1849 play Adrienne Lecouvreur by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé about the life of the eighteenth century actress Adrienne Lecouvreur.[1]


A famous actress and a Polish prince have an ill-fated love affair.



  1. ^ "Adriana Lecouvreur". Retrieved 2014-02-17. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Crisp, C.G. The classic French cinema, 1930-1960. Indiana University Press, 1993
  • Phillips, Alastair. City of Darkness, City of Light: émigré Filmmakers in Paris, 1929-1939. Amsterdam University Press, 2004

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