Forever My Love
Directed by Ernst Marischka
Written by Ernst Marischka
First viewing/Netflix rental
This is a compilation of three films starring Romy Schneider and Karl Boehm about the romance between Emperor Franz Joseph and “Sissi”, who became his empress. We follow their brief courtship, Sissi’s many run-ins with her mother-in-law, and Sissi’s role in easing tensions with Hungary and Italy. Judging from the Wikipedia biography, the story was highly fictionalized.
This is OK as lavish storybook love stories go. The costumes and scenery are truly grand. It didn’t make me want to go back and see the original three but I think it suffered in compilation. For one thing, the ending kind of comes out of nowhere. I watched a dubbed version.
I know it’s not the missing title tune, but this is the one became an earworm after watching this movie.