WriterCarl Zuckmayer, Marcelle Maurette, Curt Alexander, Andre-Paul Antoine, Jacques Natanson Release date1 May 1940 (1940-05-01) Initial releaseSeptember 2, 1940 (Hungary) ScreenplayGeza von Radvanyi, Jeno Szatmari CastEdwige Feuillère (La comtesse Sophie Chotek), John Lodge (L'archiduc François Ferdinand), Aimé Clariond (Le prince de Montenuovo (Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)), Jean Worms (L'empereur François Joseph (avec)), Jean Debucourt (Janatschek (Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)), Raymond Aimos (Le valet de François Ferdiand (avec)) Similar moviesSomewhere in Europe (1948)
Sarajevo 1941 in color filmed after german italian invasion during wwii
Sarajevo (French:De Mayerling à Sarajevo) is a 1940 French historical film directed by Max Ophüls and starring Edwige Feuillère, John Lodge and Aimé Clariond. Beginning in the aftermath of the Mayerling Incident the film portrays the love affair and marriage between Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, leading up to their eventual assassination in 1914 in events that triggered the First World War. The film was not a commercial or critical success. Following the German occupation of France the film was banned, and Ophüls fled into exile for the second time.