This film is based on the doomed affair between Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and 17-year-old Baroness Maria Vetsera. Rudolf (Charles Boyer), the only heir to Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary, is trapped in a loveless marriage to a Belgian princess. As he seeks to flee his stifling environment, he meets the beautiful Maria (Danielle Darrieux), and the two enter into a scandalous affair. Despite the interference of the Emperor, the couple refuse to give each other up.
Director: Anatole Litvak
Cast: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux and Suzy Prim