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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


    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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    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    B.U.P. Française

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    Foreign production company :

    British Unity Pictures

    French distribution :

    Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

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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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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (4)