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Marthe Régnier ...
La baronne Vetsera (as Marthe Regnier)
Yolande Laffon ...
Suzy Prim ...
Gina Manès ...
Marinka
Odette Talazac ...
La nourrice de Marie
Nane Germon ...
Anna Vetsera
Nine Assia ...
La cousine de Marie (as Assia)
Christiane Ribes ...
Une fille (as Ribès)
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
L'impératrice Élisabeth
Jean Dax ...
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Le comte Taafe (as Debucourt)
André Dubosc ...
Loscheck, le valet de Rodophe
René Bergeron ...
Szeps (as Bergeron)
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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering; his politics are more liberal than his father's, but he knows his views carry no weight. He agrees to marry a princess to sire an heir, then spends his nights as a playboy. In 1888, he meets Marie Vetsera, 17, a baroness's daughter. She is resolute, smitten, and wants nothing in return for her love. The Prime Minister is alarmed; he contrives to have her sent away. Rudolf sinks into dissipation. When she returns, how will the lovers handle the opposition of society and their families? Can Rudolf find a way for them to be together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One of the first foreign films with sound to become a hit in the United States. It made an international star out of Charles Boyer. See more »

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Remade as Mayerling (1968) See more »

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mayerling
25 April 2001 | by (us) – See all my reviews

I had insomnia and this film didn't cure it.

I've wanted to see a Charles Boyer film before and when this one came on(TCM),I was excited and disappointed that it was only in French,but the storyline and acting grabbed my attention and it didn't matter that there were subtitles.

Nobody's mentioned it,so I'll be the first...Boyer was one good looking dude...he was very good in this role.The only problem that I had with the movie is the ending...I wished that it could've been different.



If a movie stays on your mind days after viewing it,it's a good one and I gave this a 9.


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