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The Wedding March (1928)

A young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keepers daughter, but has to marry money.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Nicki / Prince Nickolas von Wildeliebe-Rauffenburg
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Mitzi / Mitzerl Schrammell
Matthew Betz ...
Schani Eberle - the Butcher
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Cecelia Schweisser
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Prince Ottokar von Wildeliebe Rauffenburg
Maude George ...
George Nichols ...
Fortunat Schweisser - the Industrialist
Dale Fuller ...
Katerina Schrammel - Mitzi's mother
Hughie Mack ...
Eberle - the Wine-grower
Cesare Gravina ...
Martin Schrammell - Mitzi's father
Sidney Bracey ...
Navratil
Anton Vaverka ...
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Storyline

Prince Nikki, Lieutenant of the Guard in pre WWI Vienna, is flat broke, but the only advice he gets from his parents is either to shoot himself or to marry money. During the Chorpus Christi parade his horse accidentaly hurts poor Mitzi, the daughter of inn-keepers in a Viennese suburb, who is, according to the wishes of her parents, going to marry the butcher Schani. When Nikki visits her at the hospital, they fall in love, much to the dislike of her parents and Schani. Nikki's parents, meanwhile have arranged a prospective marriage with Cecilia, the limping daughter of a very rich non-aristocratic industrial. Due to the fact, that Nikki's father is a general in the Austrian-Hungarian Army, resitance is useless. When Mitzi, after hearing of it, is still refusing Schani's proposal, he vowes to shoot Nikki when he leaves the church. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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6 October 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hochzeitsmarsch  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects)|

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(Two-strip Technicolor)|
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Trivia

Final film of Hughie Mack. He died in 1927, before the picture was released. See more »

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In its entirety an Erich Von Stroheim creation. See more »

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Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

PARADISE (The Love Theme)
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Lyrics by Harry D. Kerr
Copyright 1928 Sam Fox Music Pub. Co.
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A Fine Example of Good Melodrama
19 August 2002 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Erich Von Stroheim is known for his iron-clad grip on his productions. "The Wedding March" is no exception. But his desire for perfection is one reason this movie is so wonderful. For those of you who only know him as Max von Mayerling in "Sunset Blvd." and Fay Wray as King Kong's "girlfriend", you need to do yourself a favor and watch this movie. It's touchingly beautiful and doesn't end quite the way you'd think it would.


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