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Reunion in Vienna (1933)

An archduke who had been banished from Austria returns to Vienna for a reunion of his old fellow aristocrats and meets up with the former love of his life, who is now married to a psychoanalyst.

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Sidney Franklin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Barrymore ... Archduke Rudolf von Habsburg
Diana Wynyard ... Elena Krug
Frank Morgan ... Dr. Anton Krug
Henry Travers ... Father Krug
May Robson ... Frau Lucher
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Pofferoff aka Poffy
Una Merkel ... Ilsa Hinrich
Bodil Rosing ... Kathie - the Krug Family Maid
Bela Loblov Bela Loblov ... Musician
Morris Nussbaum Morris Nussbaum ... Musician
Nella Walker ... Countess Von Stainz
Herbert Evans ... Count Von Stainz
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Storyline

An archduke who had been banished from Austria returns to Vienna for a reunion of his old fellow aristocrats and meets up with the former love of his life, who is now married to a psychoanalyst.

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Glamorous and gay with music. reckless romance of love and laughter! (Print Ad, The Mercury, ((Hobart, Tasmania)) 31 July 1933)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Notturno viennese See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

As originally cast, the film was to have starred not only John Barrymore but also Lionel Barrymore, the latter portraying the female protagonist's psychoanalyst/husband. That role ultimately went to Frank Morgan when, for whatever reasons, MGM's Plan B, Roland Young (as reported by Eileen Percy in the Jan. 20, 1933 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) fell through. See more »

Connections

Version of ITV Play of the Week: Reunion in Vienna (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Wiener Mädeln
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Music by Carl Michael Ziehrer
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Just wonderful
13 January 2018 | by stateoftheunionSee all my reviews

I must admit till last night while searching through a list of movies on line. I found this one that I had not heard of before. But, with a good looking cast in it, I thought I would give it a try. And I'm so glad I did because this movie from 1933 really is something of a forgotten treasure.

John Barrymore's larger than life portrayal of the banished Archduke Rudolf from Austria, now reduced to driving a taxi, is a scintillating performance by any standards.

I have seen quite a few of Barrymore's movies now and he has never disappointed me, and this one is definitely one of his most memorable.

Diana Wynyard is radiantly beautiful as Elena Krug, Rudolf's former love who is now married to a famous psychoanalyst played by Frank Morgan. Barrymore and Wynyard have great chemistry together. But the real surprise for me was Frank Morgan giving a wonderfully deft and understated performance.

The movie takes us through a variety of emotions all of which are played out beautifully. It really is a wonderful movie, and from somebody who is very hard please when it comes to films, I highly recommend this one as a glorious piece of old fashioned movie entertainment.


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