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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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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 ...
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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)  »

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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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(2-strip Technicolor) (one sequence)|
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Trivia

Director Erich von Stroheim was renowned for his sadistic tendencies. He made actor Matthew Betz eat a piece of maggot-infested meat for one scene and deliberately left the camera running until Betz turned pale and started vomiting. Von Stroheim apparently thought this was as "funny as hell". 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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Whatever happened to Fay Wray?
26 April 1999 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A sweet, sweet film full of apple blossoms, parades, and Miss Wray's delight at being bought a box of chocolates ... absolutely wonderful ... despite Nicki and Mitzi being perhaps the oddest odd couple you could find, it somehow works. Lingers in the mind a long time after viewing. Highly recommended.


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