Du Barry, Woman of Passion (1930)


Jeannette Vaubernier, an impulsive shopgirl en route to deliver a hat, dreams of luxury and position as she saunters through the woods, and attracted by a pool of water, she disrobes and plunges in. Cosse de Brissac, a handsome private in the King’s Guards, comes to her rescue and they become sweethearts. Meanwhile, Jean Du Barry, a shrewd roué, takes note of her at the millinery shop and tricks her into staying at La Gourda’s, where she soon becomes a favorite among the men.

Director: Sam Taylor.
Writers: David Belasco (play), Sam Taylor (adaptation).
Stars: Norma Talmadge, William Farnum, Conrad Nagel, Hobart Bosworth, Ulrich Haupt, Alison Skipworth, Edgar Norton, Edwin Maxwell, E. Alyn Warren, Henry Kolker.


Note: This copy comes with embedded subtitles in Spanish, there’s another copy floating around without subs but the quality is a lot worse so I decided to go with this one, very rare film.

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