Mayerling
7/10 PG-13

January 1, 1968 See More

Runtimes: 02 hr 20 min

Mayerling Synopsis

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 Stᅢᄅphanie (Andrᅢᄅa 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.

Rated PG-13

Mayerling Casts

Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif

Archduke Rudolf

Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve

Maria Vetsera

James Mason
James Mason

Emperor Franz-Josef

Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner

Empress Elizabeth

James Robertson Justice
James Robertson Justice

Prince of Wales

Geneviève Page
Geneviève Page

Grᅢᄂfin Larisch

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