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Maria Theresia


The story of Maria Theresia of the old Austro-Hungarian Hapsburg regime is reverently brought to the screen in this lengthy biopic. The title character is played by [[Performer~P282880~Paula Wessely~paulawessely]], who also produced the film. Wessely's portrayal of Maria Theresia as a woman motivated by envy and revenge enlivens an otherwise plodding script. Of the supporting players, only [[Performer~P211660~Otto Tressler~ottotressler]], Cees Laseur and Rosa Albach Retty managed to avoid being outshone...more