The Secret of Mayerling

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.[2][3] 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
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Directed byJean Delannoy
Produced byClaude Dolbert
Jean Velter
Written byJacques Rémy
Jean Delannoy
Philippe Hériat
StarringJean Marais
Dominique Blanchar
Jean Debucourt
Claude Farell
Music byLouis Beydts
CinematographyRobert Lefebvre
Edited byJames Cuenet
Codo Cinéma
Distributed byLes Films Marceau
Release date
7 May 1949
Running time
90 minutes
Box office2,430,628 admissions (France)[1]

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.



  1. ^ "Box Office Figures for Jean Marais films". Box Office Story.
  2. ^
  3. ^ The A to Z of French Cinema


  • Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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