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From Mayerling to Sarajevo

From Mayerling to Sarajevo

A Feature film by Max Ophuls

Produced by B.U.P. Française

Release in France : 01/05/1940

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Actors (24)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

B.U.P. Française

Film exports/foreign sales :

Gaumont, Télédis

Foreign production company :

British Unity Pictures

French distribution :

Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

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In the late 1800's, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, falls for Sophie Chotek, a Czech countess. He's already a problem to the Crown because of his political ideas; this love affair with someone not of royal blood breeches protocol. The Crown allows the union only after the couple agrees to a morganatic marriage. The emperor further neutralizes Franz by making him inspector general of the army, sending him afield for months at a time. In June of 1914, fearing for his safety, Sophie seeks permission to accompany Franz to Sarajevo; protocol dictates that no army troops attend Franz while she is present. An assassin strikes. Their deaths spark World War I.

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Full credits (12)

Assistant directors :

Jean Faurez, Jean-Paul Le Chanois, Eugen Schufftan

Dialogue Writers :

André-Paul Antoine, Marcelle Maurette, Jacques Natanson

Screenwriter :

Carl Zuckmayer

Editors :

Myriam, Hans Oser

Production Designer :

Jean D'Eaubonne

Costume designer :

Boris Bilinsky

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Curt Alexander, Marcelle Maurette

Producer :

Eugène Tucherer

Directors of Photography :

Curt Courant, Otto Heller

Continuity supervisor :

Andrée Feix

Music Composer :

Oscar Straus

Location managers :

Hugo Benedek, André Hoss

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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Black & White

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