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Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin ()


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The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace... See more »

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Sissi
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Kaiser Franz Josef
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Duchess Ludovika of Bavaria
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Duke Max of Bavaria
Vilma Degischer ...
Archduchess Sophie, Franz Josef's mother
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Count Andrassy
Senta Wengraf ...
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Major Böckl
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Dr. Max Falk
Helene Lauterböck ...
Gräfin Esterhazy
Erich Nikowitz ...
Erzherzog Franz-Karl
Richard Eybner ...
Postmeister
Hans Ziegler ...
Dr. Seeburger
Franz Böheim
Karl Fochler ...
Graf Grünne
Max Brebeck
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Prime Minister
Joseph Egger ...
Ceremony Master Nepalek (as Josef Egger)
Otto Treßler ...
Radetzky
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Hugo Gottschlich ...
Hüttenwirt

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Ernst Marischka

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Ernst Marischka ... ()

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Karl Ehrlich ... producer
Ernst Marischka ... producer
Alexander Sawczynski ... assistant producer

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Anton Profes

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Bruno Mondi

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Alfred Srp

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Fritz Jüptner-Jonstorff

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Fritz Jüptner-Jonstorff

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Leo Bei ... (as Dr. Leo Bei)
Gerdago
Franz Szivats

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Leopold Kuhnert ... makeup artist
Rudolf Ohlschmidt ... makeup artist

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Fritz Andraschko ... unit manager
Josef W. Beyer ... unit manager (as J.W. Beyer)
Karl Ehrlich ... production manager
Kurt Miksch ... production manager

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Rudolf Zehetgruber ... assistant director

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Alexander Sawczynski ... assistant production designer / assistant set decorator

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Herbert Janeczka ... sound supervisor
Hans Riedl ... dialogue recordist

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Herbert Geier ... camera operator
Kurt Junek ... assistant camera

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Rudolf Moralt ... choir master
Anton Profes ... musical director

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Willy Fränzl ... choreographer (as Prof. Willy Fränzl)
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Plot Summary

Through her Hungarian teacher the young Empress Sissi is enchanted by Hungary, a country she has never visited, but feels an affinity with. The Council of Ministers wants to punish some Hungarian rebels, but Emperor Franz Joseph gives all the rebels amnesty, including their leader, Count Andrassy. The Emperor is influenced by his wife, who says that you cannot win a country with force, only with love. The Hungarians are deeply affected by Sissi's love for their country, and want to crown Franz Joseph and Sissi to King and Queen of Hungary. At a big ball for the Hungarians the Emperor's mother, Archduchess Sophie, insults Count Andrassy, by refusing to greet him. Sissi rescues the situation by asking Count Andrassy to dance with her. Sissi gives birth to a daughter, but her happiness is broken, when Archduchess Sophie decides to nourish the baby herself, and takes it away from its mother. Sissi runs away to her family in Bavaria. Franz Joseph follows her, and takes her on a honeymoon in the Austrian Alps. Sissi's mother, Duchess Ludovika, goes to Vienna to implore her sister, Archduchess Sophie, to give the baby back to Sissi. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Also Known As
  • Sissi: The Young Empress (World-wide, English title)
  • Princess Sissi (Japan, English title)
  • Sissi: The Young Empress (Ireland, English title)
  • Sissi impératrice (France)
  • Sissi, die junge Kaiserin (Germany)
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Trivia In real life, the coronation of Joseph and Elisabeth (Sissi) took place in the Castle of Buda in 1867. However, they could't shoot the scene in Buda when this movie was made because the castle was seriously damaged during WWII. In addition , in 1956 there was a revolution in Hungary against the Soviet regime. This made it impossible to shoot the scene at its original location. See more »
Goofs When Sissi and Franz Joseph waltz in the beginning of the ball Sissi has organized for the Hungarian exiles, the song played is the Kaiser-Walzer. However, Strauss didn't write this Waltz until 1889, while this ball is at least before 1867, the year in which Franz Joseph became the King of Hungaria. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Forever My Love (1962). See more »
Soundtracks Emperor Waltz See more »
Quotes Major Böckl: [after Emperor Franz Joseph makes a misstep on a mountain trying to pick Edelweis for Sissi, and almost falls to his death] Is he still up there?
Hüttenwirt: For the time being!
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