Mayerling
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Mayerling
This romantic tragedy concerns the Archduke Rudolf (Omar Sharif) and his mistress, the Baroness Maria Vetsera (Catherine Deneuve), and their untimely demise at Mayerling, the sight of the Austrian royal family's hunting lodge. Rudolf verbally spars with his father Emperor Franz-Josef (James Mason) about wanting to implement progressive policies for his country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elizabeth. Rudolf also contends with the fallout from a loveless marriage with Princess Stephanie (Andrea Parisy). Respectful of the centuries-old Hapsburg family rule over Austria, Rudolf soon… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Visually opulent but emotionally inert."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Snobbery
"Mostly a pretty bore -- enlivened by bizarre casting and amusingly stilted dialogue."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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