Adrienne Lecouvreur (1938)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France   |  
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Prolific filmmaker Marcel l'Herbier directed this good-looking 1700s romance starring real-life spouses Pierre Fresnay and Yvonne Printemps. Printemps gives a sensitive performance as Adrienne Lecouvreur, the acclaimed actress who falls in love with Polish prince Maurice de Saxe (Fresnay), only to be poisoned by a jealous rival while Maurice is away at war. Several operas have been based on the story, which makes for a moving account of a doomed love.



actor, jealousy, love, murder, poison, rival, royalty, tragic-love