A Modern Dubarry

A Modern Dubarry (German: Eine Dubarry von heute) is a 1927 German silent drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring María Corda, Alfred Abel and Friedrich Kayßler.[1] A young woman working at a dressmakers rises to become a model and entertainer before falling in love with a King.

A Modern Dubarry
A scene featuring future star Marlene Dietrich.
Directed byAlexander Korda
Produced byHermann Fellner
Josef Somlo
Written byLajos Bíró
StarringMaría Corda
Alfred Abel
Friedrich Kayßler
Music byWerner R. Heymann
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Distributed byUFA
Release date
10 January 1927
German intertitles

The title is a reference to the life of the eighteenth century courtesan Madame Du Barry. It was made by Felsom Film and distributed by the major studio UFA. The film's sets were designed by the art director Oscar Friedrich Werndorff. It features performances from Hans Albers and Marlene Dietrich both of whom later achieved greater fame.



  1. Chandler p.50


  • Chandler, Charlotte. Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography. Simon and Schuster, 2011.
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