Marie Antoinette Movie Review 1938

Information and Film Reviews for Marie Antoinette the Movie

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An elephantine costume drama chronicling the French queen's life from princesshood to her final days before the Revolution. A Shearer festival all the way, and a late example of MGM's overstuffed period style and star-power. Overlong, but engrossing for the wrong reasons. Morley, in his first film, plays Louis XVI. Power's only MGM loan-out casts him as a Swedish count and Marie's romantic dalliance. Based on a book by Stephan Zweig, with script assistance from (among others) F. Scott Fitzgerald.


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Available on VHS
Running time 160 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Period Piece: 18th Century, Pure Ego Vehicles, Royalty, French, France, Biopics: Royalty
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley, Gladys George, Anita Louise, Joseph Schildkraut, Henry Stephenson, Reginald Gardiner, Peter Bull, Albert Dekker, Joseph Calleia, George Zucco, Cora Witherspoon, Barry Fitzgerald, Mae Busch, Harry Davenport, Scotty Beckett
William H. Daniels
Woodbridge S. Van Dyke

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