Adrienne Lecouvreur (film)

Adrienne Lecouvreur is a 1938 French-German biographical film directed by Marcel L'Herbier and starring Yvonne Printemps, Pierre Fresnay and Junie Astor. The film was a co-production between the two countries, and was made at UFA's Berlin Studios. It was based on the 1849 play Adrienne Lecouvreur by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé about the life of the eighteenth century actress Adrienne Lecouvreur.[1]

Adrienne Lecouvreur
Directed byMarcel L'Herbier
Based onAdrienne Lecouvreur
by Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé
UFA's Berlin Studios
Release date
  • 1938 (1938)


A famous actress and a Polish prince have an ill-fated love affair.



  1. "Adriana Lecouvreur". Retrieved 2014-02-17.

Further reading

  • Crisp, Colin G. (1993). The Classic French Cinema, 1930–1960. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-21115-6.
  • Phillips, Alastair (2004). City of Darkness, City of Light: Émigré Filmmakers in Paris, 1929–1939. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 978-90-5356-634-3.
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