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Mayerling (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 13 September 1937 (USA)
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering; his politics are more liberal than his father's, but he knows his views carry... See full summary »

Director:

Anatole Litvak

Writers:

Claude Anet (novel), Joseph Kessel (dialogue) (as J. Kessel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Boyer ... L'archiduc Rodolphe
Danielle Darrieux ... Marie Vetsera
Marthe Régnier Marthe Régnier ... La baronne Vetsera (as Marthe Regnier)
Yolande Laffon Yolande Laffon ... L'archiduchesse Stéphanie
Suzy Prim ... La comtesse Larisch
Gina Manès ... Marinka
Odette Talazac Odette Talazac ... La nourrice de Marie
Nane Germon Nane Germon ... Anna Vetsera
Nine Assia Nine Assia ... La cousine de Marie (as Assia)
Christiane Ribes Christiane Ribes ... Une fille (as Ribès)
Gabrielle Dorziat ... L'impératrice Élisabeth
Jean Dax ... L'empereur François-Joseph
Jean Debucourt ... Le comte Taafe (as Debucourt)
André Dubosc André Dubosc ... Loscheck, le valet de Rodophe
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... Szeps (as Bergeron)
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Storyline

Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering; his politics are more liberal than his father's, but he knows his views carry no weight. He agrees to marry a princess to sire an heir, then spends his nights as a playboy. In 1888, he meets Marie Vetsera, 17, a baroness's daughter. She is resolute, smitten, and wants nothing in return for her love. The Prime Minister is alarmed; he contrives to have her sent away. Rudolf sinks into dissipation. When she returns, how will the lovers handle the opposition of society and their families? Can Rudolf find a way for them to be together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A mayerlingi tragédia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$240,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nero Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 21, 1947 with Charles Boyer reprising his film role. See more »

Connections

Remade as Mayerling (1968) See more »

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The Nutcracker
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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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mayerling
25 April 2001 | by scottydog2See all my reviews

I had insomnia and this film didn't cure it.

I've wanted to see a Charles Boyer film before and when this one came on(TCM),I was excited and disappointed that it was only in French,but the storyline and acting grabbed my attention and it didn't matter that there were subtitles.

Nobody's mentioned it,so I'll be the first...Boyer was one good looking dude...he was very good in this role.The only problem that I had with the movie is the ending...I wished that it could've been different.



If a movie stays on your mind days after viewing it,it's a good one and I gave this a 9.


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