About the film
Release Date: February 04, 1957
|Genres||:||TV Movie, Romance, War, History|
|Production Companies||:||Showcase Productions|
|Director||:||Anatole Litvak, Kirk Browning|
|Producers||:||Mort Abrahams, Anatole Litvak, Andrew McCullough, Alvin Cooperman, Shelley Hull, Edith Hamlin, Joan MacDonald, Leo Davis, George Lawrence, Warren Burmeister|
|Writers||:||Andrew McCullough, Irma von Cube, Claude Anet|
Mayerling is the name of a notorious Austrian village linked to a romantic tragedy. At a royal hunting lodge there, in 1889, Crown Prince Rudolf--desperate over his father's command to put away his teenage mistress, the Baroness Marie Vetsera--shot her to death and killed himself. The misfortune may indeed have been a murder-suicide, but perhaps it was a political assassination, or even the result of a lunatic family vendetta: scholarship is still catching up with the facts.