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This film was included in the original MGM feature film package first released to television in late 1956. It was first telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 25 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in New York City Monday 26 August 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Tuesday 13 May 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in San Francisco 13 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7), as well as on most of the other stations who had contracted for this MGM series. It was last telecast on Showtime in August 1985. Since that time, legal complications involving rights problems arose, and it was withdrawn from public exhibition. Presently, it's in the TCM library, but has yet to be shown, or released on DVD, because of this situation. See more »
A Habsburg prince turned taxi-driver meets his former love.
John Barrymore is perfectly cast as the fallen Habsburg prince, Rudolf, reduced to making a living as a taxicab driver by the fortunes of war and the fall of the empire. Barrymore brings to this role the perfect mix of tragedy, bathos, and comic self-deprecation. Diana Wynyard is entirely believable as his erstwhile lover dissatisfied with the clinical attentions of her psychiatrist husband, Frank Morgan, and longing for the lost days at Schoenbrun. Eduardo Cianelli, Henry Travers, Una Merkle, and May Robson round out the ensemble cast in this highly enjoyable period piece. Sadly, as Diana Wynyard's character finds, we all have to live in the present.
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