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The Story of Vickie (1954)

Mädchenjahre einer Königin (original title)
England, the 19th century. Young Victoria is crowned to be the queen of England. She aims to do her best in order to help her country prosper. However, the family and her trustful advisor, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ernst Marischka

Writers:

Sil Vara (comedy of the same name), Ernst Marischka (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Princess Victoria / Queen Victoria
Adrian Hoven ... Prince Albert of Sachsen-Coburg
Magda Schneider ... Baroness Lehzen
Karl Ludwig Diehl ... Lord Melbourne - Prime Minister
Christl Mardayn ... Duchess of Kent
Paul Hörbiger ... Prof. Landmann
Rudolf Vogel Rudolf Vogel ... George - ein Lakai
Fred Liewehr Fred Liewehr ... König Leopold von Belgien
Alfred Neugebauer ... Lord Cunningham
Otto Treßler Otto Treßler ... Archbishop of Canterbury
Stefan Skodler Stefan Skodler ... Sir John Conroy
Peter Weck ... Prince Henry of Orange
Rudolf Lenz Rudolf Lenz ... Archduke Alexander of Russia
Hans Thimig ... The Dean Chester
Peter Gerhard Peter Gerhard ... Taglione, Tanzmeister
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England, the 19th century. Young Victoria is crowned to be the queen of England. She aims to do her best in order to help her country prosper. However, the family and her trustful advisor, Lord Melbourne, plan marriage for her. She is to get married to a German prince Albert. But Victoria sees her future differently and decides to leave London for a few days. She goes to Paris. On her way to France, she stays incognito in a little tavern in Dover with a baroness. There by chance she meets a handsome man and falls in love head over heels. Later, however, in very strange circumstances, it turns out that the handsome man is prince Albert himself... Written by Marcin Kukuczka

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Romy Schneider in the Romance of a Teen-Age Princess! See more »


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

10 October 1955 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pursuit and Loves of Queen Victoria See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

Company Credits

Production Co:

Erma-Film, Sie Verling See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Princess Victoria: How did you get up here?
Prince Albert of Sachsen-Coburg: "With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls, For stony limits cannot hold love out. And what love can do that dares love attempt." Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare.
Princess Victoria: I know, but don't think you can talk like that simply because I accepted your offer of wine. Don't fall!
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Princess Victoria: Quiet! I cannot hold you until you've finished quoting Romeo!
Prince Albert of Sachsen-Coburg: I'm still on Act Two, but very well, I'll...
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Beautiful Introduction to Sissi Trilogy
20 June 2004 | by marcin_kukuczkaSee all my reviews

Ernst Marischka, one of the most respected Austrian directors of that time, made films full of beautiful scenes, delicate love and with respect to all that is precious in life.

Nowadays, if people should hear about him, they associate the name of Marischka with SISSI trilogy (1955,1956,1957). However, he made other excellent films like DAS DREIMADERLHAUS (1958), EMBEZZLED HEAVEN (1958) and definitely this one, MADCHENJAHRE EINER KONIGIN showing the young years of queen Victoria. Although it deals with a slightly different theme than SISSI films, I do not see many differences between this movie and SISSI. They are strikingly similar.

The movie is almost identical. The style, the music, the photography. In fact, the crew are almost the same. Anton Profes, Bruno Mondi!

The cast... Romy Schneider's one of the first main roles. It was a lovely introduction to her role of Sissi since this film was made one year before the first part of the trilogy about the Austrian empress. It is also a film where Romy plays with her mother, Magda Schneider. But Ernst Marischka was not the first director who cast Romy to play with her mum. Romy's debut, WENN DER WEISSE FLIEDER WIEDER BLUHN (1953) was her performance with her mother, too. Therefore, there were some voices that Romy began her Austrian career on the bases of her mother's fame. Indeed, there is some truth in it.

Again, like in SISSI, this film shows love very gently. Victoria meets Prince Albert in a little inn in Dover. Their sympathy is based on pure exaltation in dance and gentle smiles. And now...? What would it be showed like? Only sex... But is it the only thing love is based on?

I am grateful to Ernst Marischka for these movies. They had a soul and a message. Some people may call them kitschy, but I will never give up admiring these films. They are IMPRESSIVE!!! UNFORTUNATELY, HIGHLY UNDERRATED!


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