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Claude Anet (novel)
Michel Arnold (novel)
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Release Date:
14 November 1968 (Sweden) See more »
No one woman could satisfy him...until he fell in love.
Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Omar Sharif ... Archduke Rudolf

Catherine Deneuve ... Maria Vetsera

James Mason ... Emperor Franz-Josef

Ava Gardner ... Empress Elizabeth

James Robertson Justice ... Prince of Wales

Geneviève Page ... Countess Larish (as Genevieve Page)
Andréa Parisy ... Princess Stephanie (as Andrea Parisy)

Ivan Desny ... Count Hoyos
Maurice Teynac ... Moritz Szeps
Mony Dalmès ... Baroness Vetsera (as Mony Dalmes)

Moustache ... Bratfisch
Fabienne Dali ... Mizzi Kaspar
Roger Pigaut ... Count Karolyi
Bernard Lajarrige ... Loschek
Véronique Vendell ... Lisl Stockau (as Veronique Vendell)
Jacques Berthier ... Prince Salvator
Charles Millot ... Count Taafe
Lyne Chardonnet ... Hanna Vetsera
Jacqueline Lavielle ... Marinka
Roger Lumont ... Inspector Losch
Jean-Michel Rouzière ... Police superintendent (as Jean-Michel Rouziere)

Irene von Meyendorff ... Countess Stockau (as Irene Von Meyendorff)
Ylia Chagall
Jacques Toulouse
Jacques Ciron
Jean-Claude Bercq ... Duke Michael of Braganza
Alain Saury ... Baltazzi
Claude Giraud ... Grand Ballet Classique De France
Liane Daydé ... Giselle - in ballet (as Liane Dayde)
Genia Melikova ... The Queen of Wilis - in ballet
Jimmy Urbain ... Albrecht (in ballet) (as James Urbain)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Dorfmann ... Rioting student (uncredited)
John Longmuir ... Student (uncredited)
Anny Nelsen ... (uncredited)
Laure Paillette ... La vieille amie des Vetsera (uncredited)

Béatrice Romand ... Uncredited (uncredited)
Anthony Stuart ... Head gardener (uncredited)

Howard Vernon ... Prince Montenuevo (uncredited)

Friedrich von Ledebur ... Hofmarschall (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Young 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Anet  novel "Mayerling" and historical documentation
Michel Arnold  novel "The Archduke" (as Michael Arnold)
Denis Cannan  additional dialogue
Joseph Kessel  additional dialogue (uncredited)
Terence Young  screenplay

Produced by
Robert Dorfmann .... producer
Maurice Jacquin .... associate producer
Original Music by
Francis Lai 
Cinematography by
Henri Alekan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Monique Bonnot (uncredited)
Production Design by
Georges Wakhévitch  (as Georges Wakhevitch)
Art Direction by
Maurice Colasson 
Tony Roman 
Costume Design by
Marcel Escoffier 
Makeup Department
Odette Berroyer .... makeup artist
Roger Chanteau .... makeup artist
Simone Knapp .... hair stylist
Marie-Madeleine Paris .... makeup artist
Alaine Scemama .... hair stylist (as Alain Scemama)
Production Management
Hugo Benedek .... production manager
Clo D'Olban .... unit manager
Mickey Delamar .... production supervisor
Paul Dufour .... unit manager
Marcel Hellman .... executive in charge of production (British version)
Georges Vallon .... production supervisor (as Georges Valon)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Farrel .... second unit director
Christian Raoux .... assistant director
John Longmuir .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert Christidès .... set dresser (as Robert Christides)
Freda Pearson .... set dresser
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound recordist (as Jacques Carrere)
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound recordist (as Jo De Bretagne)
Johnny Dwyre .... dubbing editor
Jean Nény .... sound mixer (as Jean Neny)
Ben Rayner .... sound editor (as Benedick Rayner)
Len Shilton .... sound mixer
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Barry De Boulay .... stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Pocock .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Godfrey A. Godar .... camera operator: second unit (as Godfrey Godar)
Raymond Picon-Borel .... camera operator
John Shinerock .... camera operator: second unit (as Johnny Shinerock)
Henri Tiquet .... camera operator
John Winbolt .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georgette Fillon .... wardrobe supervisor
Pierre Nourry .... wardrobe supervisor
Jeanne Renucci .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Geneviève Adam .... assistant editor (as Genevieve Adam)
Anne-Marie Datin .... assistant editor
Annie Charierre .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
John Longmuir .... additional editor (uncredited)
John Longmuir .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
René-Pierre Chouteau .... conductor (as Rene-Pierre Chouteau)
Other crew
Joan Davis .... continuity
Betty Elvira .... continuity
Jean Fouchet .... title designer: main title
Roger Morand .... administrator
Beatrice Mosena .... choreographer
Juliet Nissen .... dialogue director
Eugène Tucherer .... deputy producer (as Eugene Tucherer)
Friedrich von Ledebur .... horse master (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 for sex-related scenes (re-rating) (1995)
USA:140 min | 127 min (Turner Classic Movies)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | 70 mm 6-Track (UK release) (RCA Recording System)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:M (certificate #22021) (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #22021) (re-rating) (1995) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

Mel Ferrer had planned to produce, and director Terence Young had worked with his wife Audrey Hepburn in " Wait Until Dark " the previous year. Ferrer was still listed as producer up to 1967 but by the time production began, the Hepburn - Ferrer marriage was no more, and Ferrer was no longer involved.See more »
Factual errors: The Prince of Wales says that Wilhelm (referring to Kaiser Wilhelm II) was his "cousin" when in fact he was his nephew. The Prince of Wales was the son of Queen Victoria; Kaiser Wilhelm was her grandson.See more »
Inspector Losch:Papers.
Archduke Rudolf:I haven't any.
Archduke Rudolf:Your name, then.
Archduke Rudolf:Rudolph.
Inspector Losch:Rudolph what?
Archduke Rudolf:Take your choice: Rudolph, Franz, Charles.
Inspector Losch:And no papers? You're going to be lucky, my little humorist, if you...
[looks up, then slowly rises to his feet]
Inspector Losch:Your Royal Highness! You will forgive me?
Archduke Rudolf:I will forgive you, naturally. And you, in return, will forgive these, these friends of mine and release them at once.
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romantic perspective, 23 January 2017
Author: Kirpianuscus from Romania

emotion. great actors. tragic love story. and few sketches of political context. nothing more. it is easy to criticize it if you ignores the purpose. and the purpose is simple - to show a beautiful film , soft, pink, full of romanticism, touching like each soap opera, dramatic for wake up noble tears and emotions from the public, generous in recreate the atmosphere. costumes, jewels, the right couple - Deneuve and Shariff, impressive Ava Gardner and right James Mason as imperial couple. short, a tragic fairy tale. and it is strange to expect more. because it is not a documentary. maybe a good opportunity for comparisons ( Ava Garden and Romy Schneider in the skin of Elisabeth). a seductive romantic perspective about the fate of Rudolph of Habsburg.

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