Young Years of a Queen

The Young Years of a Queen ( Mädchenjahre einer Königin ) is an Austrian film directed by Ernst Marischka and released in 1954 .

Although it describes a different dynasty, this film is often a prelude to the Sissi saga , which will take the same style, the same sets, the same director, and the same actors in almost similar roles.

This is a remake of the German film Mädchenjahre einer Königin directed by Erich Engel in 1936 .


The subject is the accession to the throne of the Queen of England Victoria in 1837 at the age of 18, then her meeting with Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha , but the film takes liberties with the historical truth.

Victoria can not stand the intrigues of her mother and ambitious financial controller John Conroy who want to marry her. She relies on her Premier Whig Lord Melbourne who also wants to marry her but with another suitor, Albert of Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha .

The film depicts a romantic and imaginary encounter with the latter in a tavern where they waltz on the music of Strauss . And after a few adventures it will all end with a wedding …

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Mädchenjahre einer Königin
  • French title: The Young Years of a Queen
  • Director: Ernst Marischka
  • Photography: Bruno Mondi
  • Production: Karl Ehrlich
  • Music: Anton Profes
  • Production Company: Erma-Film
  • Distribution Company: Sascha-Film
  • Country of origin: Austria
  • Original language: German
  • Format: color
  • Duration: 118 minutes
  • Genre: Historical , romantic
  • Release dates:
    •  West Germany ( Cologne ):
    •  Austria ( Vienna ):
    •  Belgium :
    •  France :


  • Romy Schneider (VF: Gilberte Aubry ) : Queen Victoria
  • Adrian Hoven : Prince Albert
  • Magda Schneider : Baroness Lehzen
  • Christl Mardayn : the Duchess of Kent, mother of the queen
  • Stefan Skodler : Sir John Conroy
  • Karl Ludwig Diehl  (en) : Lord Melbourne
  • Paul Hörbiger : Professor Landmann
  • Rudolf Vogel : George, the lackey
  • Fred Liewehr : Leopold I , King of the Belgians
  • Otto Tressler : Archbishop of Cantorbery
  • Alfred Neugebauer  (en) : Lord Conyngham
  • Peter Weck : Prince Henri of Orange
  • Rudolf Lenz: Grand Duke Alexander
  • Hans Thimig : Dean of Chester
  • Peter Gerhard: Mr Taglione
  • Elisabeth Epp: Lady Flora Hastings
  • Hilde Wagener : Lady Littleton
  • Helene Lauterböck : Lady Lansdowne
  • Eduard Strauss II : composer

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