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Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

King Ludwig II of Bavaria is frustrated, having to accept parliament's will to join Bismarck, rather he his cultured Habsburg friends, in wars. His love-life being as fruitless, he seeks comfort in art. But building fairytale castles and ...See moreKing Ludwig II of Bavaria is frustrated, having to accept parliament's will to join Bismarck, rather he his cultured Habsburg friends, in wars. His love-life being as fruitless, he seeks comfort in art. But building fairytale castles and an even grander opera for his musical idol Wagner proves so expensive, his cabinet ends up resorting to formally challenging his mental health, plausible as his beloved brother Otto contracted schizophrenia earlier. Tragedy now lurks in Ludwig's prison-castle. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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George Hurdalek (screenplay) | Peter Berneis (adaptation) | Kadidja Wedekind (story)
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Updated Jan 14, 1955

Release date
1959 (United States)

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23 cast members
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O.W. Fischer
Ludwig II Ludwig II   See fewer
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Marianne Koch
Prinzessin Sophie Prinzessin Sophie   See fewer
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Paul Bildt
Richard Wagner Richard Wagner   See fewer
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Friedrich Domin
Otto von Bismarck Otto von Bismarck   See fewer
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Rolf Kutschera
Graf Holnstein Graf Holnstein   See fewer
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Herbert Hübner
Von Pfistermeister Von Pfistermeister   See fewer
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Robert Meyn
Professor Dr. Gudden Professor Dr. Gudden   See fewer
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Rudolf Fernau
Prinz Luitpold von Bayern Prinz Luitpold von Bayern   See fewer
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Willy Rösner
Minister von Lutz Minister von Lutz   See fewer
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Klaus Kinski
Prinz Otto von Bayern Prinz Otto von Bayern   See fewer
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Fritz Odemar
General von der Tann General von der Tann   See fewer
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Erik Frey
Kaiser Franz Joseph Kaiser Franz Joseph   See fewer
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Albert Johannes
Fürst Hohenfels Fürst Hohenfels   See fewer
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Erica Balqué
Cosima von Bülow Cosima von Bülow   See fewer
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Walter Regelsberger
Graf Dürckheim Graf Dürckheim   See fewer
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Hans Quest
Kapellmeister Eckert Kapellmeister Eckert   See fewer
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Horst Hächler
Prinz Louis Prinz Louis   See fewer
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Wolfried Lier
Kammerlakai Kammerlakai   See fewer
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Harry Feist
Leibkoch Leibkoch   See fewer
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Ruth Leuwerik
Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich   See fewer
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Joachim Hansen
Erzherzog Karl von Österreich, Kaiserin Elisabeths Bruder (uncredited) Erzherzog Karl von Österreich, Kaiserin Elisabeths Bruder (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 273 votes