Mayerling (movie, 1936)

Mayerling is a French film directed by Anatole Litvak , released in 1936 and dedicated to the drama of Mayerling which is a highly romanticized evocation.

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Synopsis

In 1889 in the Austro-Hungarian Empire , the Archduke Rudolph of Austria loves the young Marie Vetsera with a hopeless love . Unable to divorce and the Emperor Franz Joseph st of Austria , his father, threatening to separate them by condemning Marie to the convent, Rudolph decides to end his life with his mistress at Mayerling 1 .

Technical sheet

  • Title: Mayerling
  • Directed by: Anatole Litvak
  • Scenario: Marcel Achard , Joseph Kessel and Irma von Cube based on Claude Anet’s novel
  • Production: Seymour Nebenzal for Nero-film
  • Photography: Armand Thirard and Jean Isnard
  • Editing: Henri Rust
  • Music: Arthur Honegger and Hans May
  • Artistic direction: Andrej Andrejew
  • Costumes: Georges Annenkov
  • Country of origin: France
  • Language: French
  • Format: Black and White – Sound: Mono (RCA Photophone)
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Duration: 96 minutes
  • Release date :
    • France :
    • United States :

Distribution

  • Danielle Darrieux : Marie Vetsera
  • Charles Boyer : Archduke Rudolph of Austria
  • Gabrielle Dorziat : The Empress Elizabeth
  • John Dax : Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria
  • Marthe Regnier : Baroness Vetsera
  • Suzy Prim : Countess Marie Larisch
  • Yolande Laffon : Archiduchess Stephanie
  • Gina Manes : Marinka
  • Jean Debucourt : Count Taafe (under the name of “Debucourt”)
  • Jean-Louis Barrault : A student (uncredited)
  • Raymond Aimos : st police (under the name of “Aimos”)
  • Léon Arvel (uncredited)
  • Nine Assia : the cousin of Mary (under the name of “Assia”)
  • Junie Astor : the demi-mondaine (uncredited)
  • René Bergeron : Szeps (under the name “Bergeron”)
  • Jacques Berlioz : the aide-de-camp (under the name of “Berlioz”)
  • Henri Bosc : Schomberg (uncredited)
  • Jeanne Brindeau : a lady of the court (uncredited)
  • Valentine Camax : a lady of the court (uncredited)
  • Jean Davy : Count Hoyos (under the name “Davy”)
  • Lucette Desmoulins : a girl
  • Alla Donell (uncredited)
  • André Dubosc : Loscheck
  • Henri Fabert (uncredited)
  • André Fouché : Georges Vetsera (under the name of “Fouché”)
  • Nane Albacore : Anna Vetsera
  • Gilbert Gil : a student
  • Philippe Hersent (uncredited)
  • Bernard Lancret (uncredited)
  • André Lannes (uncredited)
  • Fernand Ledoux : Philippe de Cobourg (under the name of “Ledoux”)
  • Marian Michaud (uncredited)
  • Marguerite de Morlaye : a lady of the court (uncredited)
  • Christiane Ribes : a girl (under the name of “Ribès”)
  • Louis Scott (uncredited)
  • André Siméon : e police (under the name “Simon”)
  • Vladimir Sokoloff : Chief of Police (under the name of “Sokoloff”)
  • Eugène Stuber : the man with the rings (uncredited)
  • Odette Talazac : the nanny
  • Henri Vilbert : a walker (uncredited)

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Darrieux, Darrieux: filmography commented by itself , Ramsay,p.  185.

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