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Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe (1956) Online
Original Title :
Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe
Genre :
Movie / Drama / History
Year :
Directror :
Rudolf Jugert
Cast :
Rudolf Prack,Christiane Hörbiger,Winnie Markus
Writer :
Erna Fentsch
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Time :
1h 39min
Rating :
Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe (1956) Online

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Prack Rudolf Prack - Kronprinz Rudolf
Christiane Hörbiger Christiane Hörbiger - Baroneß Mary Vetsera (as Christiane Hörbiger-Wessely)
Winnie Markus Winnie Markus - Gräfin Larisch
Lil Dagover Lil Dagover - Kaiserin Elisabeth
Erik Frey Erik Frey - Kaiser Franz Joseph
Attila Hörbiger Attila Hörbiger - Bratfisch, der Kutscher
Adrienne Gessner Adrienne Gessner - Baronin Vetsera
Greta Zimmer Greta Zimmer - Kronprinzessin Stephanie (as Grete Zimmer)
Walther Reyer Walther Reyer - Erzherzog Johann Salvator
Karl Ehmann Karl Ehmann - Loschek, Diener
Otto Wögerer Otto Wögerer - Krauß, Polizeipräsident
Josef Kahlenberg Josef Kahlenberg - Adjutant des Kaisers
C.W. Fernbach C.W. Fernbach - Adjutant des Kronprinzen
Eduard Volters Eduard Volters - Baltazzi
Karl Schwetter Karl Schwetter - Stockau

The director insisted that Christiane Hörbiger used both her parents' names (Wessely and Hörbiger) to leave the audience no doubt whose offspring she was.

User reviews



This is one of the more interesting and underestimated Austrian films of the fifties, especially if you compare it to the typical "imperial" melodramas a la "Sissi" with Romy Schneider. The story of the unhappy and depressive crown prince Rudolf has been filmed several times, but never in such a fascinating and deeply morbid way. Rudolf Prack's performance is probably the best of his whole career, Christiane Hörbiger's debut is moving but not too sweet (in fact she is playing much harsher and more realistic a part that would have been tailor-made for young Romy Schneider). Lil Dagover, the "Grand Dame" of German cinema delivers a convincing portrait of the "old" empress Elisabeth (Sissi), trying to get away from her husband as often as possible and leaving her son to desperation and loneliness. The way Jugert uses color is remarkable and completely different from other German or Austrian films of that period. Everything is dark and gloomy and the coloured walls, curtains and tapestries seem to be as overripe and decaying as the whole house of Habsburg. Don't miss the gloomy beginning with the burials of Rudolph and his young mistress which sets the atmosphere for the rest of the film.


This is what in German is called "Schnulze": a tear jerker that is simply too sugar sweet to be swallowed. Though it is made well enough, the cinematography of Günther Anders is fine, and it is well cast (it is at least noteworthy for Lil Dagover), the film may be hazardous for your brain and at least for your knowledge of history.