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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  30 January 1928 (USA)
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A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Vienese fairy tale."

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Prince Karl Heinrich
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Kathi
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Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
King Karl VII
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Heir Apparent (as Philipe de Lacy)
Edgar Norton ...
Lutz
Bobbie Mack ...
Kellermann (as Bobby Mack)
Edward Connelly ...
Court Marshal
Otis Harlan ...
Old Ruder
Hans Joby ...
Student (as John S. Peters)
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Storyline

Young Prince Karl Heinrich has spent his entire life behind the palace gates protected from the world. He has been raised in a melancholy atmosphere of strict discipline and duty, yet he often looks out at the frolics of youths and maidens who live beyond the walls. When he passes his exams, Karl is sent to Heidelberg to complete his studies. It is a heady new world of brew, song, and comradeship. Karl falls in love with Kathi, a pretty barmaid, and she reciprocates. But can the love survive their disparate backgrounds? Will Karl ever find happiness or will duty deny it to him? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Release Date:

30 January 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Old Heidelberg  »

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Budget:

$1,205,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Erich von Stroheim was offered directorship of this film, but declined after having had a negative experience working under Irving Thalberg on The Merry Widow (1925). Stroheim went to Paramount to direct and star in The Wedding March (1928). See more »

Goofs

The opening credits spell the name of the heroine (played by Norma Shearer) as "Cathi" yet the name is spelled "Kathi" in the subtitle plates. See more »

Quotes

Old couple at the window: [tiredly, looking at King Karl's marriage procession] It must be wonderful to be a king!
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Youthful prince falls in love beautiful barmaid at Heidelberg.
4 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

I found this film an absolute delight. All of the leads put in outstanding preformances. The romance between Prince Karl(Ramon Novarro) and Kathi(Norma Shearer) is wonderfully presented, and it is truly poignant. I did feel, however, that the film loses momentum, to an extent, twoards the end. The music score on the home video edition is, like most by Carl Davis, a big plus. Well worth seeing.


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