Tragedy in the House of Habsburg

Tragedy in the House of Habsburg (German: Tragödie im Hause Habsburg) is a 1924 German silent historical film directed by Alexander Korda and starring María Corda, Kálmán Zátony and Emil Fenyvessy. The film recounts the events of the 1889 Mayerling Incident in which the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire committed suicide. Studio filming was done in Berlin with location shooting in Vienna. The film cost $80,000 to make, but only earned back around half of this at the box office.[1]

Tragedy in the House of Habsburg
Directed byAlexander Korda
Produced byAlexander Korda
Written byLajos Bíró
CinematographyNicolas Farkas
Edited byKarl Hartl
Korda Film
Distributed byUFA
Release date
30 May 1924



  1. Kulik p. 39


  • Kulik, Karol. Alexander Korda: The Man Who Could Work Miracles. Virgin Books, 1990.
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