Madame DuBarry (1919 film)

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Madame DuBarry
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Ad for film, released in the United States as Passion
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
Produced by Paul Davidson
Written by Norbert Falk
Hanns Kräly
Based on Memoirs d'un médicin
by Alexandre Dumas
Starring Pola Negri
Emil Jannings
Music by William Axt
Hans Jönsson
David Mendoza
Alexander Schirmann
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Kurt Waschneck
Edited by Elfi Böttrich
Distributed by UFA (Germany)
First National (USA)
Release date
September 18, 1919 (German; premiere)
November 26, 1919 (Denmark)
December 12, 1920 (US; as Passion)
Running time
85 minutes
114 minutes[1]
Country Germany
Language Silent film

Madame DuBarry is a 1919 German silent film on the life of Madame Du Barry. It was directed by Ernst Lubitsch,[2] written by Norbert Falk and Hanns Kräly and its cast included Alexander Ekert, with the title role taken by Pola Negri and Louis XV played by Emil Jannings. Its alternative title for United States distribution was Passion.

It was made at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin.


Survival status[edit]

The film has been released on DVD.[3] In 2014, it was released on dual format Blu-ray and DVD as part of the Masters of Cinema series.[1]


  1. ^ a b - Madame DuBarry Blu-ray
  2. ^ Scheunemann, Dietrich (1 January 2006). Expressionist Film: New Perspectives. Camden House. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-57113-350-2. 
  3. ^ Home Video: Madame Du Barry at

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