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Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin ()


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

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria / Sissi
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Emperor Franz Josef of Austria
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Duchess Ludovika of Bavaria
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Duke Max of Bavaria
Uta Franz ...
Princess Helene / Nene
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Graf Andrassy
Vilma Degischer ...
Archduchess Sophie, Franz Josef's mother
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Oberst Böckl
Senta Wengraf ...
Gräfin Bellegarde
Erich Nikowitz ...
Erzherzog Franz-Karl
Hans Ziegler ...
Hofrat Dr. Seeburger
Sonia Sorel ...
Henriette Mendel (as Sonja Sorel)
Klaus Knuth ...
Prinz Ludwig
Albert Rueprecht ...
Erzherzog Ferdinand-Max
Peter Neusser ...
Graf Batthyani
Karl Fochler ...
Graf Grünne
Susanne von Almassy ...
(as Suzanne Almassy)
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Helena
Ingrid Oberleitner
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Carlo (as Egon v. Jordan)
Dorothea Neff
Erik Frey
Inge Holzleitner
Brigitte Treichler
Hans Unterkircher
Guido Wieland
Karl Ehmann
Josef Menschik
Frank Steinberg
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Eve Augustin
Chariklia Baxevanos
Johannes Ferigo ...
Graf Czaky
Ida Gabor ...
Margit
Dolores Hubert ...
Kindermädchen
Helga Jesch ...
Kind
Ursula Krumml
Helene Lauterböck ...
Gräfin Esterhazy
Silvia Leier ...
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Sussie Nejedly ...
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Herbert Prikopa ...
Koch
Walter Regelsberger ...
Graf Windischgraetz
Brigitte Stanzel
Edi Waschmann
Oskar Wegrostek ...
Wirt

Directed by

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Ernst Marischka

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Ernst Marischka ... ()

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Karl Ehrlich ... producer
Ernst Marischka ... 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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Leo Bei ... (as Dr. Leo Bei)
Gerdago

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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

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Viktor Marischka ... assistant director
Rudolf Zehetgruber ... assistant director

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Alexander Sawczynski ... assistant art director

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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

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Trude Schmidt-Gentner ... script girl
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Plot Summary

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 needs a good relationship with this country. The ministers think that Sissi can bring forth a miraculous change of sentiments in Lombardy-Venetia, just as she did in Hungary. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Also Known As
  • Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (World-wide, English title)
  • Sissi face à son destin (France)
  • El destino de Sissi (Spain)
  • El destí de Sissí (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Sissi - Il destino di un'imperatrice (Italy)
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Trivia Director Ernst Marischka was originally going to make a fourth installation to the trilogy, but actress Romy Schneider refused to play the title character any longer. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Forever My Love (1962). See more »
Soundtracks Kaiserlied 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.
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