6.6/10
4,181
8 user 8 critic

Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957)

The final film in a highly romanticized trilogy about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria finds the young empress traveling throughout Europe.

Director:

Ernst Marischka

Writer:

Ernst Marischka
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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 and an overbearing mother-in-law.

Director: Ernst Marischka
Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider
Sissi (1955)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Ernst Marischka
Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The romantic "Sissi" trilogy condensed into one film. Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria falls in love with young princess Elisabeth.

Director: Ernst Marischka
Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider
Comedy | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

England, the 19th century. Young Victoria is crowned to be the queen of England. She aims to do her best in order to help her country prosper. However, the family and her trustful advisor, ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Marischka
Stars: Romy Schneider, Adrian Hoven, Magda Schneider
Sisi (TV Movie 2009)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph falls in love with the young Elisabeth. It's love at first sight but Franz Joseph's mother Sophie doesn't approve this love.

Director: Xaver Schwarzenberger
Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, David Rott, Martina Gedeck
Princess Sissi (1997–1998)
Animation | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The smart and beautiful Sissi does everything to be with her beloved charming Prince Franz, but many people try to stop the couple from living happily ever after...

Stars: Elle van Rijn, Wiebe-Pierre Cnossen, Vera Mann
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Young Stanzi who is visiting Vienna helps a young corporal and musician to become famous for his marching song "Die Deutschmeister".

Director: Ernst Marischka
Stars: Romy Schneider, Magda Schneider, Gretl Schörg
Christine (1958)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Vienna, 1906. A passionate love story develops between Franz Lobheiner (Alain Delon) and the young Christine (Romy Schneider). Lobheiner is, however, currently seeing the married Baroness ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Stars: Romy Schneider, Alain Delon, Jean-Claude Brialy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Josef von Báky
Stars: Romy Schneider, Horst Buchholz, Erich Ponto
Ludwig (1973)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The reign of the tormented Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from 1864 to 1886.

Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard
Scampolo (1958)
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Alfred Weidenmann
Stars: Romy Schneider, Paul Hubschmid, Georg Thomalla
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Married couple Willy and Therese go separate ways. Willy leaves town and returns years later as a famous singer. But Therese is about to marry her best friend Peter. Little does Willy know that he and Therese have a now teen-aged daughter.

Director: Hans Deppe
Stars: Willy Fritsch, Magda Schneider, Romy Schneider
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Empress Elisabeth of Austria / Sissi
Karlheinz Böhm ... Emperor Franz Josef of Austria
Magda Schneider ... Duchess Ludovika of Bavaria
Gustav Knuth ... Duke Max of Bavaria
Uta Franz Uta Franz ... Princess Helene / Nene
Walther Reyer ... Graf Andrassy
Vilma Degischer ... Archduchess Sophie, Franz Josef's mother
Josef Meinrad ... Oberst Böckl
Senta Wengraf Senta Wengraf ... Gräfin Bellegarde
Erich Nikowitz Erich Nikowitz ... Erzherzog Franz-Karl
Hans Ziegler Hans Ziegler ... Hofrat Dr. Seeburger
Sonia Sorel Sonia Sorel ... Henriette Mendel (as Sonja Sorel)
Klaus Knuth Klaus Knuth ... Prinz Ludwig
Albert Rueprecht Albert Rueprecht ... Erzherzog Ferdinand-Max
Peter Neusser Peter Neusser ... Graf Batthyani
Edit

Storyline

The young Empress Sissi is staying at the Gödölle Palace in Hungary with her little daughter and some court people. Here she can be herself, liberated from all the strict court rules in Austria. She spends her days with Count Andrassy, riding in the woods. At a ball in his castle he declares his love for her. Because of this Sissi feels forced to break her relationship with him, and moves back to Vienna. It is soon discovered that she is seriously ill with tuberculosis. Dr. Seeburger doesn't think she will survive the winter, but a change of climate might help. After some months on Madeira Sissi's illness is even worse. Her mother, Duchess Ludovika, then decides to go to Madeira to help Sissi recapture the joy of life. When Dr. Seeburger examines Sissy at Corfu several months later, he finds her fully recovered. The Austrian ministers suggest that Emperor Franz Joseph should combine his reunion with Sissy with an official visit to Lombardy-Venetia. Austria is much hated there, but ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

empress | love | visit | italy | doctor | See All (20) »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Austria

Release Date:

1957 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Sissi face à son destin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Erma-Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Perfectone)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sissi was sick with tuberculosis. She insisted on being send to Madera to recover. After noticing some improvements in her condition she was send back to Vienna where she became a lot worst and then was send to Corfu to recover. She would only come back two years later. See more »

Quotes

Emperor Franz Josef of Austria: I love Sissy and she has my fullest confidence. Of course, she is lovely. Everybody she meets finds her completely fascinating and, especially, the men! But, Sissy is no Catherine of Russia. Sissy is the truest, purest and most honest person I know.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Forever My Love (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
Music by Giuseppe Verdi (from "Nabucco")
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Kitsch
16 November 1998 | by bonitoSee all my reviews

What a film: full colour (from Agfa), all those typical Austrian names and characters, beautiful and young Romy Schneider, but it is "Kitsch". The movie has nothing in common with real history, but served in the 50s an audience which tried to forget the war and nazism. They took the most wonderful scenes in Venice, when Sissis little daughter welcomes her mother arriving by gondola. Kitsch as kitsch can!


9 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed