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This film was included in the original MGM feature film package first released to television in late 1956. It was first telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 25 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Hartford CT 4 June 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18, in Miami 15 June 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Minneapolis 29 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Seattle 24 July 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in New York City 26 August 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Portland OR 31 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Norfolk VA 24 November 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Honolulu 3 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Akron 31 December 1957 on WAKR (Channel 49), and in Peoria 9 January 1958 on WTVH (Channel 19). In Philadelphia it was Initially telecast 13 May 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in San Francisco 13 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7),; it was also shown during this period on most of the other many stations who had contracted for this MGM series. It was last telecast on cable TV on Showtime in August 1985. Since that time, legal complications involving rights problems arose, and it was withdrawn from public exhibition. Presently, it's in the TCM library, but has yet to be shown, or released on DVD, because of this situation. See more »
I must admit till last night while searching through a list of movies on line. I found this one that I had not heard of before. But, with a good looking cast in it, I thought I would give it a try. And I'm so glad I did because this movie from 1933 really is something of a forgotten treasure.
John Barrymore's larger than life portrayal of the banished Archduke Rudolf from Austria, now reduced to driving a taxi, is a scintillating performance by any standards.
I have seen quite a few of Barrymore's movies now and he has never disappointed me, and this one is definitely one of his most memorable.
Diana Wynyard is radiantly beautiful as Elena Krug, Rudolf's former love who is now married to a famous psychoanalyst played by Frank Morgan. Barrymore and Wynyard have great chemistry together. But the real surprise for me was Frank Morgan giving a wonderfully deft and understated performance.
The movie takes us through a variety of emotions all of which are played out beautifully. It really is a wonderful movie, and from somebody who is very hard please when it comes to films, I highly recommend this one as a glorious piece of old fashioned movie entertainment.
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