Mädchenjahre Einer Koenigin (1954)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 1954 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - Australia, Austria, USA  |  
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Filmed in 1954 as Madchenjahre einer Konigin, The Story of Vickie stars 16-year-old Romy Schneider as England's soon-to-be Queen Victoria. Purportedly based on the Queen's diary and letters, the story concerns the early romance between "Vickie" and her beloved Prince Albert (Adrian Hoven). When first she meets Albert, Vickie has no idea that he is her betrothed, thus she delights in embarking upon a "forbidden" love affair. Enlivening the film is the young princess' frisky unwillingness to conform to Royal protocol--until it becomes utterly necessary for her to do so. Those who question the casting of an Austrian actress as Victoria should be reminded that the real Queen was also of Teutonic heritage.

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aristocracy, charm [personality], husband, love, marriage, marriage-arranged, prince, princess, queen [royalty], romance, throne, unknown