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Mayerling (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 13 September 1937 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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L'archiduc Rodolphe
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Marie Vetsera
Marthe Régnier ...
La baronne Vetsera (as Marthe Regnier)
Yolande Laffon ...
L'archiduchesse Stéphanie
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La comtesse Larisch
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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)
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L'impératrice Élisabeth
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L'empereur François-Joseph
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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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13 September 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A mayerlingi tragédia  »

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Gross USA:

$240,000
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(RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trade paper news item: "New York, Thursday, April 25, 1940: All prints of "Mayerling" will be withdrawn from circulation and further distribution (in the U.S.), according to I.E. Lopert, president of Pax Films, Inc." See more »

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Pretty good old film.
19 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

I got the film from the library...Charles Boyer was sufficiently suave, and Danielle Darrieux was lovely. The film gives the "official version" of the events; a love murder-suicide. The history that has come out suggests murder in the real world. My wife, who doesn't know the story, enjoyed it "Much better than I thought I would." Now I have to look up the Omar Sharif and TV versions. I'll rate it a 7.


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