Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette with Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power.  I was dreading this one a bit, since most of my 1938 movies are less than 90 minutes and this one runs over 2 1/2 hours.  I have to say, though, that I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I broke up my viewing over several nights.  Tyrone Power didn't impress, but Norma Shearer was very good (and showed a few "silent movie" moments).  I really liked Robert Morley as Louis the XVI.  He starts off as a passive lump and only gradually creates a complex and likable character.  Both he and Norma Shearer were nominated for Oscars for this movie.


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