Mayerling (1936): Litvak’s Romantic Drama, Starring Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux

Mayerling, a historical romantic melodrama, starring Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux, established Anatole Litvak’s international reputation as a producer and director.

Litvak’s visual style in this film is defined by camera tracking shots, pans and swoops, all elements that would later become the trademark of Max Ophuls in his great films, such as Le Plaisir and Earrings of Madame De.