Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette (1938)

This historical drama focuses on the Austrian princess who became a queen (Norma Shearer) via marriage to the future King of France, Louis XVI (Robert Morley). When her marriage proves loveless, she begins an affair with a Swedish count… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 26, 1938
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2006
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Norma Shearer is] enough to make this dodgy, obese slab of prestige moviemaking turn into something sparkling and engaging.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Lavish in its textures, weird in its delivery, "Marie Antoinette" is a psychedelic swirl of girliness and history.

Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Subtleties of history and psychology are glossed over in deference to the movie's teenybopper sensibilities.

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jay nixon
This really should have been in color. The sets, wigs and costumes are almost impossibly lavish and are dazzling even in B&W. It's an enjoyable if… More
William Dunmyer
Finally, a film from 1938 worth championing! I've seen about 10 films as part of my study of 1938 Oscar-nominated movies, and "Marie Antoinette,"… More
Aj V
Shearer stands out in this average historical movie.
Mason Williams
The film; Marie Antoinette, is one of the most lavish film's I have seen. This gem from MGM Studios in 1938 stars the beautiful Norma Sheaer along with the… More
Jennifer D
So I LOVE the Coppola film and had to see it for comparison. I think some of the historical parts were romanticized and especially since the '35 Hays Act.… More
Michael Gildea
The Coppola version beats the crap out of this one and it's drawn out heavy handedness. In the plus column, Van Dyke's version does try to portray… More

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