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Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1955)

Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1955)

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Romy Schneider makes an impressive starring debut in the delightful Austrian comedy Sissi. The titular heroine is a preteen 19th century lass of noble birth, who charms everyone she meets. Especially impressed is young Franz Joseph, emperor the Hapsburg Empire. When Sissi comes of age, the emperor pursues the girl romantically, with fascinating results. Filmed in 1955, Sissi was the first of a popular series of films showcasing Romy Schneider as the young Empress Elizabeth. The actress' mother, Magda Schneider, also appears prominently in the proceedings.

Cast

Romy Schneider
as Sissi/Emperess Elisabeth
Karlheinz Böhm
as Emperor Franz Joseph
Uta Franz
as Princess Helene/Nene
Gustav Knuth
as Duke Max
Magda Schneider
as Duchess Ludovika
Vilma Degischer
as Archduchess Sophie
Erich Nikowitz
as Archduke Franz Karl
Karl Fochler
as Generaladjutant Grünne
Peter Weck
as Archduke Karl Ludwig
Hilde Wagener
as Baronin Wulffen
Egon von Jordan
as Graf Arco
Otto Tressler
as Feldmarschall Radetzky
Richard Eybner
as Postmaster of Ischl
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So many good childhood memories are tied to this film. Sissi is one of my most prized film characters!

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