Crown Prince Rudolph's Last Love

Crown Prince Rudolph's Last Love (German: Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe/Mayerling) is a 1955 Austrian historical drama film directed by Rudolf Jugert and starring Rudolf Prack, Christiane Hörbiger and Winnie Markus.[1] The film portrays the tragic 1889 Mayerling Incident, in which Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera committed suicide.

Crown Prince Rudolph's Last Love
Directed byRudolf Jugert
Produced byHerbert Gruber
Written byErna Fentsch
StarringRudolf Prack
Christiane Hörbiger
Winnie Markus
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
CinematographyGünther Anders
Edited byHerma Sandtner
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
28 February 1956
Running time
99 minutes

The film was shot in Agfacolor, with sets designed by Alexander Sawczynski and Werner Schlichting. It was at the Rosenhügel Studios in Vienna.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.374


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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