MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,370 this week

The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)
"Austerlitz" (original title)

 -  Drama | History  -  1960 (Yugoslavia)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 352 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

DVD Playhouse: December 2010
| The Hollywood Interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 225 titles
created 6 months ago
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 423 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

The Battle of Austerlitz (1960) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Battle of Austerlitz.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lyrical biography of the classical composer, depicted as a romantical hero, an accursed artist.

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Harry Baur, Annie Ducaux, Jany Holt
Le Bossu (1959)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: André Hunebelle
Stars: Jean Marais, Bourvil, Sabine Sesselmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Fernand Gravey, Assia Noris, Jean Weber
Napoleon (1927)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career.

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Albert Dieudonné, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Daële
Bell' Antonio (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A melodrama about two love triangles. In the first, Hagalin is killed by his mistress and her lover. In the second, attorney ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Orson Welles, Juliette Gréco, Bradford Dillman
Bebo's Girl (1964)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, George Chakiris, Marc Michel
I Accuse (1938)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Victor Francen, Line Noro, Marie Lou
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Claudia Cardinale, Danielle Darrieux
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Duelist and poet Cyrano de Bergerac and musketeer d'Artagnan meet and team up to stop the conspiracy against King Louis XIII of France.

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: José Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sylva Koscina
Lafayette (1961)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At 13 years old, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier inherited from his parents a long name, a fortune bigger then that, and the title of Marquis de La Fayette. Barely past majority,... See full summary »

Director: Jean Dréville
Stars: Pascale Audret, Jack Hawkins, Michel Le Royer
La viaccia (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale, Pietro Germi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Martine Carol ...
...
...
Mlle de Vaudey
...
Elvire Popesco ...
...
...
Alboise
...
Georges Marchal ...
...
General Weirother
...
Ségur fils
...
Jean Mercure ...
Anna Maria Ferrero ...
Edit

Storyline

Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians. Written by Adalberto Fornario

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

1960 (Yugoslavia)  »

Also Known As:

The Battle of Austerlitz  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 32771 delivered on 7-9-1960. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in William Pitt's office in London which is set in the early 1800's, you can see in the background through the window the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, 60 years before they were built. See more »

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Back to history
10 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

...and to "Napoleon" whose life Gance transferred to the screen in the silent era.Sandwiched between two very underrated Gance works ("la Tour de Nesles" and "Cyrano et D'Artagnan" )it is a return to "real " "true" history.I will go as far as to write that Gance impressed me much more when his movies dealt with fictionalized history (the two mentioned movies,but "j'accuse" too)."Austerlitz has something academic ,conventional.It has nothing of Gance's madness.The first part is a stream of stars from Martine Carol to Claudia Cardinale ,from Jean Marais to Orson Welles (in a part which reminds us how Gance was interested in the development of science through the centuries ,à la Jules Verne,we find this interest in "Cyrano" and "J'accuse" too).THe lead is a good actor but he might be ,on an international level, the least known of them all:Pierre Mondy's name is buried in the cast and credits and although he is on the screen from the beginning to the end,his name is not bigger than that of Welles who appears barely five minutes.Ah fame! The first part has only one sequence where we find back the inventive Gance:we do not attend the coronation in Notre Dame ;the marechal de Ségur (Jean-Louis Trintignant) tells the whole story with the model in front of a strange audience:servants ;then the "mamma " ("pourvu que ça dure!=lets hope it lasts!") ,Napoleon's mother (Elvire Popesco) enters and her tears begin to flow .Although David put her in his famous painting she did not attend the ceremony.

The second part is more historically interesting ,but if you are not fond of military strategy ,you may stop yourself yawning.Fortunately a soldier of the old guard of Napoléon (un "grognard" )played by Michel Simon brings a bit of life among these troop movements.

Last but not least:I have always asked myself why a convinced pacifist such as Gance (his two versions of "j'accuse" may be the strongest anti-war films ever)could be so fascinated by a warrior such as Napoleon.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Austerlitz is great...in the original version! jperren
Discuss The Battle of Austerlitz (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?