Mayerling (1936 film)

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This article is about the 1936 film. For other uses, see Mayerling (disambiguation).
Mayerling
Mayerling.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Anatole Litvak
Produced by Nero-Film
Written by Claude Anet (book)
Joseph Kessel
Irma von Cube
Starring Charles Boyer
Jean Dax
Jean Debucourt
Marthe Regnier
Danielle Darrieux
Suzy Prim
Music by Arthur Honegger
Cinematography Armand Thirard
Edited by Henri Rust
Distributed by Pax Films
Release date(s) 29 February 1936
Running time 95 minutes
Country France
Language French

Mayerling is a 1936 French historical drama film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Seymour Nebenzal from a screenplay by Marcel Achard, Joseph Kessel and Irma von Cube, based on the 1930 novel Idyll's End by Claude Anet. The film stars Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux with René Bergeron, Jean Davy, Jean Dax, Jean Debucourt and Gabrielle Dorziat, and Jean-Louis Barrault in a bit part. It is based on the real life story of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, his affair with the 17-year old Baroness Maria Vetsera and their tragic end at Mayerling.

The film was remade in English and in color by MGM in 1968. The remake starred Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason and Ava Gardner.

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A restored DVD was issued in the U.S. by The Criterion Collection (Essential Art House) on September 15, 2009.[1]

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