Anatole Litvak

Mayerling

Mayerling

The gorgeous duo of Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux first appeared on-screen together almost twenty years before The Earrings of Madame de . . . , in this sumptuous, tragic romance from Anatole Litvak (The Snake Pit, Anastasia). Mayerling is the profoundly emotional true story of the doomed adulterous affair between Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austrian throne, and the young and innocent baron’s daughter Marie Vetsera.

Film Info

Cast
Charles Boyer
Archduke Rudolf of Austria
Danielle Darrieux
Maria Vetsera
Marthe Regnier
Baroness Vetsera
Yolande Laffon
Stephanie
Suzy Prim
Countess Larisch
Gina Manès
Marinka
Jean Dax
Emperor Franz Joseph
René Bergeron
Szeps
Credits
Director
Anatole Litvak
Producer
Seymour Nebenzal
Based on the novel Idyll’s End by
Claude Anet
Screenplay
Joseph Kessel
Screenplay
Irmand Von Cube
Cinematography
Armand Thirard
Editing
Henri Rust
Music
Arthur Honegger

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