Mayerling (1968)

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is a man born at the wrong time in a country that does not realize the need for social reform. The Prince of Wales (James Robertson Justice), later to become Britain's King Edward VII, provides comic relief. Rudolf finds refuge from a loveless marriage with Princess Stéphanie (Andréa Parisy) by taking a mistress, Baroness Maria Vetsera (Catherine Deneuve). Their untimely demise at Mayerling, the imperial family's hunting lodge, is cloaked in mystery, but the film's ending suggests the two lovers made a suicide pact when they decided they could not live in a world without love or prospects for peace.

Directing:
  • Terence Young

Writing:
  • Claude Anet

Stars:
Release Date: 1968-01-01
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  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 140
Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
Empress Elizabeth
James Mason
James Mason
Emperor Franz-Josef
Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
Archduke Rudolf
Ivan Desny
Ivan Desny
Graf Hoyos
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Den...
Maria Vetsera
Geneviève Page
Geneviève Pag...
Gräfin Larisch
James Robertson Justice
James Roberts...
Prince of Wales
Andréa Parisy
Andréa Parisy
Kronprinzessin Stephanie
安德丽·帕里西
安德丽·帕里西
Kronprinzessin Stephanie
Irene von Meyendorff
Irene von Mey...
Countess Stockau
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