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In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.

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The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law.

Director: Ernst Marischka
Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider
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Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider
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Karlheinz Böhm ...
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Uta Franz ...
Princess Helene in Bayern / Nene
Gustav Knuth ...
Vilma Degischer ...
Josef Meinrad ...
Erich Nikowitz ...
Karl Fochler ...
Franz Böheim ...
Johann Petzmacher
Peter Weck ...
Hilde Wagener ...
Baronin Wulffen
Egon von Jordan ...
Richard Eybner ...
Otto Treßler ...
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16 year old princess Elisabeth, 'Sissi', follows her mother and sister Helene to the Austrian court in Ischl, where the engagement between Helene and the young emperor Franz Josef will be announced. But he meets Sissi when she's out fishing and falls in love with her. Sissi also loves Franz Josef but a marriage with him comes with a bonus, his arrogant and headstrong mother. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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22 December 1955 (West Germany)  »

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Although he played her husband in this trilogy, Karlheinz Böhm is only 10 years older than Romy Schneider. See more »

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The Emperor Waltz is played as background music during Sisi and Franz Joseph's wedding dance in 1854. The Emperor Waltz was composed by Johann Strauss II in 1889. See more »

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Referenced in Romy (2009) See more »

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Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Charming story of sweet love with young Romy Schneider in main role
27 March 2004 | by (Cieszyn, Poland) – See all my reviews

There was a time, about thirty years ago, when Marischka's SISSI trilogy was considered kitschy by many critics. Fortunately, these times are gone and again we all can see these beautiful films without being influenced by the critics and their politics.

I must admit that Sissi has always been one of my favorite movies. Romy Schneider, her acting, gestures and her face are almost identical with real Sissi. Marischka could not make a better choice. However, I heard that this role had such an impact on Romy's life that she was associated with Sissi throughout her career. As a result, some people consider SISSI films the deepest insight into Romy's life. Hasn't she got through the terrible sorrows similarly as empress Elizabeth did?...

Other cast are also very, very good. Magda Schneider, Romy's mother, gives a fine performance as Ludovika, Karlheinz Bohm (Franz Josef) does an excellent job. Vilma Degischer is particularly memorable as a cruel Sophie. Only Gustav Knuth's portrayal of Duke Max is a historical travesty. He was not so much attached to family life...

Another reason why I like these films is the fact that despite its historical inaccuracies (their love did not look like that), these movies are very gentle, show the value of love between a man and a woman and as a result, they can be watched even by small children without harm done to their psyche.

Some say that Sissi is for sentimental girls and old women. This viewpoint is absolutely wrong. I am a 25 year old man and come back to these films with great pleasure and so do a lot of my friends. See it and you will not regret. Make your personal judgments, not being influenced by the unexplained criticism.


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