The Secret of Mayerling (French: Le secret de Mayerling) is a 1949 French Historical drama film directed by Jean Delannoy and starring Jean Marais, Dominique Blanchar and Jean Debucourt. It set around the 1889 Mayerling Incident when the crown prince of the Austrian Empire was found having apparently committed suicide with his lover.
|The Secret of Mayerling|
|French||Le secret de Mayerling|
|Directed by||Jean Delannoy|
|Written by||Jacques Rémy|
|Produced by||Claude Dolbert|
|Edited by||James Cuenet|
|Music by||Louis Beydts|
|Distributed by||Les Films Marceau|
|Box office||2,430,628 admissions (France)|
It was shot at the Epinay Studios with sets designed by the art director Raymond Druart.
It was a commercial success in France and other European countries, including in West Germany where it was released by Constantin Film.
- Jean Marais as Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria
- Dominique Blanchar as Baroness Mary Vetsera
- Jean Debucourt as Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria
- Claude Farell as Countess Larisch
- Silvia Monfort as Archduchess Stéphanie
- Jane Marken as Baroness Vetsera
- Marguerite Jamois as Empress Elisabeth of Austria
- Denise Benoît as Anna Vetsera
- Madeleine Foujane as the German ambassador
- Michel Vitold as Archduke Jean-Salvator
- Jacques Dacqmine as Archduke François-Ferdinand
- Jean Toulout as Count Taafe
- Raphaël Patorni as Count Hoyos
- François Richard as Prince of Saxe-Cobourg
- André Carnège as doctor
- Charles Lemontier as Loschek
- Jean Aymé as Nuncio
- Andrews Engelmann as the Killer
- ^ "Box Office Figures for Jean Marais films". Box Office Story.
- ^ BFI.org
- ^ Oscherwitz, Dayna; Higgins, Mary Ellen (2009). The A to Z of French Cinema (88th ed.). Scarecrow Press. p. 38. ASIN B00CC96NY4. ISBN 081086875X.