MAYERLING (1937) B/W 93m dir: Anatole Litvak

w/Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Jean Dax, Suzy Prim, Gabrielle Dorziat, Jean Debucourt, Marthe Regnier, Yolande Laffon, Vladimir Sokoloff, Andre Dubosc

Possibly the greatest film about doomed lovers. Based on fact, this shimmering romance tells of Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria and how his love for a commoner ended in tragedy. Exquisite performances.

From The Movie Guide: "... this story of an impossible love is told on a grand, exquisite scale by Anatole Litvak, and represents one of the high points of the director's spotty career. Filled with dreamy dissolves and fluid, nearly waltzlike camera movements, the film is a brilliant technical achievement, further enhanced by the wonderful performances of the two leads --- the debonair Boyer and the ravishing Darrieux, who was then just 21 years old."