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Fanny Elssler (1937)

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83 min | Drama, History, Music

Prince Klemens von Metternich (Paul Hoffmann orders Friedrich Gentz (Willy Birger', one of his aides, to keep the Duke of Reichstadt---Napoleon Francois Joseph Charles(Bonaparte)---son of Napoleon and heir to the French throne, from ...See morePrince Klemens von Metternich (Paul Hoffmann orders Friedrich Gentz (Willy Birger', one of his aides, to keep the Duke of Reichstadt---Napoleon Francois Joseph Charles(Bonaparte)---son of Napoleon and heir to the French throne, from thinking about French politics. Gentz enlists the help of ballerina Fanny Elsser (Lilian Harvey), all the rage in several European capitals, to keep the Duke distracted. But the Duke and Fanny fall in love. She helps him in escaping from Austria and he goes to Paris in an effort to claim the throne. He fails and is returned to Austria as a prisoner. Fanny is exiled and the Duke dies alone. Written by Les Adams See less
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Updated Nov 4, 1937

Release date
Dec 28, 1937 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Lilian Harvey
Fanny Elssler Fanny Elssler   See fewer
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Rolf Möbius
Duke of Reichstadt Duke of Reichstadt   See fewer
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Willy Birgel
Hofrat Friedrich Gentz Hofrat Friedrich Gentz   See fewer
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Paul Hoffmann
Metternich Metternich   See fewer
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Liselotte Schaak
Therese Elssler - Fannys Schwester Therese Elssler - Fannys Schwester   See fewer
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Ernst Karchow
Dietrichstein Dietrichstein   See fewer
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Walter Werner
The Maestro Foresti The Maestro Foresti   See fewer
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Ernst Sattler
Kammerdiener Lindner Kammerdiener Lindner   See fewer
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Hubert von Meyerinck
Polizeipräfekt Polizeipräfekt   See fewer
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Werner Kepich
Französischer Revolutionär Französischer Revolutionär   See fewer
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Hubert I. Stowitts
Der Prinz im Ballett Der Prinz im Ballett   See fewer
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Kurt Lenz
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Ruth Nimbach
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6.9 / 10 | 12 votes