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In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.

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Ernst Marischka

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Sissi
Karlheinz Böhm ... Kaiser Franz Joseph
Magda Schneider ... Duchess Ludovika in Bayern / Vickie
Uta Franz ... Princess Helene in Bayern / Nene
Gustav Knuth ... Duke Max in Bavaria
Vilma Degischer ... Archduchess Sophie
Josef Meinrad ... Gendarmerie-Major Böckl
Erich Nikowitz Erich Nikowitz ... Archduke Franz Karl
Karl Fochler Karl Fochler ... Graf Grünne
Franz Böheim Franz Böheim ... Johann Petzmacher
Peter Weck ... Archduke Carl-Ludwig
Hilde Wagener ... Baronin Wulffen
Egon von Jordan ... Graf Arco, Prime Minister
Richard Eybner Richard Eybner ... Postmeister von Ischl
Otto Treßler Otto Treßler ... Feldmaerschall Radetzky
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Storyline

The young Emperor Franz Joseph is on his way to his summer residence at Ischl, where his birthday will be celebrated with a big party. His mother, Archduchess Sophie, has decided that he shall marry her niece Princess Helene of Bayern, and that the engagement shall be proclaimed at the ball. Franz Joseph doesn't know Helene yet, but his mother has already prepared everything. To avoid suspicions of what is going on, her sister, Duchess Ludovika of Bavaria, brings not only Princess Helene, called Néné, to the ball, but also the somewhat younger Princess Elisabeth, called Sissi. Archduchess Sophie is particular about strict etiquette at the court, and dislikes her niece Sissi, who is a free spirit, just as her father, Duke Max of Bavaria. To keep Sissi inactive, her room in Ischl is locked from outside, but Sissi escapes through a window. She goes to the wood, and when she is fishing in a river, the Emperor Franz Joseph passes by in his royal carriage. He is immediately enamored by ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 December 1955 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La principessa Sissi See more »

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Erma-Film See more »
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Stereo

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Color (Agfacolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The melody, which is played, while the steam boat with Princess Sissi is arriving, is the Austrian Emperor's Hymn ("Österreichische Kaiserhymne") composed by Josef Haydn (1796). It became the melody for the poem "Song of the Germans" ("Lied der Deutschen"), written by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1841). From 1952 on, the 3rd verse and the melody of the Emperor's Hymn became the German National Anthem. See more »

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The Emperor Waltz is played as background music during Sisi and Franz Joseph's wedding dance in 1854. The Emperor Waltz was composed by Johann Strauss II in 1889. See more »

Quotes

Sissi: I refuse to change my ways and live any differently than now! I want to be free without constraints.
Archduchess Sophie: What kind of language is that?
Sissi: The language my father taught me, who holds freedom and truth above all else.
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Referenced in S1ngle: Ongewenst bezoek (2010) See more »

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Polonaise in a major
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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The Charming Uncanny Valley of Live Action Fairy Tales
18 October 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

In one of those fictional Mitteleuropean kingdoms that Victorian writers were so fond of -- Graustark, Ruritania, Scythia-Pannonia-Transbalkania, but here called Austria-Hungary -- the Emperor's mother arranges for her son to marry her sister's eldest daughter. When he meets her second daughter wandering in the woods, however, they fall in love.

The charming anti-Cinderella tale of Sissi based on history, sort of, but it is brought to the screen in its fairy-tale glory with shots of Schonbrunn Castle, Bad Ischl, lavish sets and costumes and 15-year-old Romy Schneider. Its nostalgia for the dead glories of a lavish court life, stuffed-shirt bureaucrats -- Josef Meinrad has a very funny turn as the incompetent major in charge of security -- is certainly fun to look at, so long as we remember that it's just as unreal as any Disney feature cartoon, even if there are no singing mice. If only the characters in this one didn't look so real.....


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