Born on May 26th, 1908
From Semley, Wiltshire, England
Food critic Max Vandeveer (Robert Morley) is a gluttonous gourmand whose appetite is killing him. His doctor tells him he needs to lay off the fine dining, or else. That prescription gets a little easier to follow when a highly unusual killing spree hits the fine restaurants of Europe: a murderer is knocking off four-star chefs. At the same time, the murders make the invitation to prepare dessert at a lavish dinner less than auspicious for famous pastry chef Natasha (Jacqueline Bisset).
The young Austrian princess Marie Antoinette (Norma Shearer) is arranged to marry Louis XVI (Robert Morley), future king of France, in a politically advantageous marriage for the rival countries. The opulent Marie indulges in various whims and flirtations, including Count Axel (Tyrone Power). When Louis XV (John Barrymore) passes and Louis XVI ascends the French throne, his queen's extravagant lifestyle earns the hatred of the French people, who despise her Austrian heritage.