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Sissi: The Young Empress (1956)
"Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin" (original title)

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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.

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Karlheinz Böhm ...
Magda Schneider ...
Duchess Ludovika / Vickie
Gustav Knuth ...
Vilma Degischer ...
Walter Reyer ...
Count Andrassy (as Walther Reyer)
Senta Wengraf ...
Gräfin Bellegarde
Josef Meinrad ...
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Dr. Max Falk
Helene Lauterböck ...
Gräfin Esterhazy
Erich Nikowitz ...
Hans Ziegler ...
Karl Fochler ...
Franz Böheim
Hilde Wagener
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Storyline

Sissi is slowly adapting to life as empress of Austria but finds it hard to live with her mother-in-law. The arch-duchess Sophie is a genuine busybody who constantly interferes with how the emperor rules the empire and how Sissi brings up her first-born daughter. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Sissi emperatriz  »

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Trivia

This movie begins a couple of weeks after Franz Joseph and Sissi got married, which was in 1854. In 1855, Sissi gave birth to their first child. Also, Franz Joseph later references the Crimean War, which lasted from 1853 to 1856. But the coronation in Hungary did not take place until 1867. So about a decade is minimized to a couple of minutes, while a couple of years form the biggest part of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Sissi and Franz Joseph waltz in the beginning of the ball Sissi has organized for the Hungarian exiles, the song played is the Kaiser-Walzer. However, Strauss didn't write this Waltz until 1889, while this ball is at least before 1867, the year in which Franz Joseph became the King of Hungaria. See more »

Quotes

Major Böckl: [after Emperor Franz Joseph makes a misstep on a mountain trying to pick Edelweis for Sissi, and almost falls to his death] Is he still up there?
Hüttenwirt: For the time being!
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Brilliant
23 November 2001 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Loved it as a romantic teenager in Holland in 1956 - now I'm a senior in Australia and still love it. It brings back wonderful memories of my youth. Sure it is sweet and most probably not a completely true story, but who cares ? I'll see it anytime, it's a shame they don't make movies like this anymore.


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