In the absence of tomorrow's paper, it may be said at this time that the University is breaking precedent in showing a foreign language picture in its Thursday-through-Sunday run. And a finer picture could scarcely have been chosen than the French "Mayerling."
In what New York tabloids like to think is a close parallel to l'affaire Simpson, the picture retells the tragic story of Archduke Rudolph, heir apparent to the Austrian throne, who gave up position, property, and finally life itself, for the woman he loved. Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux are no strangers to American audiences, but under the skillful direction of a compatriot. Anatole Litvac, and unhampered by a plot that demands love, spectacle, and a happy ending, they give to their roles a depth of emotional feeling rarely seen on American screens. For those who have not already seen it, "Mayerling" cannot be too highly recommended.