A Modern Dubarry
A scene featuring future star Marlene Dietrich.
GermanEine Dubarry von heute
Directed byAlexander Korda
Written byLajos Bíró
Produced byHermann Fellner
Josef Somlo
StarringMaría Corda
Alfred Abel
Friedrich Kayßler
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Music byWerner R. Heymann
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 10 January 1927 (1927-01-10)
German intertitles

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] 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. Location shooting took place on the French Riviera. 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.


A young woman working at a dressmakers rises to become a model and entertainer before falling in love with a King.



  1. ^ Chandler, Charlotte. Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, A Personal Biography. Simon and Schuster, 2011. p. 50.