Victoria in Dover
Directed byErnst Marischka
Written by
Produced byKarl Ehrlich
CinematographyBruno Mondi
Edited byHermann Leitner
Music byAnton Profes
Distributed by
Release date
16 December 1954
Running time
118 minutes

Victoria in Dover (aka The Story of Vickie) (German title: Mädchenjahre einer Königin) is a 1954 Austrian historical romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Marischka and starring Romy Schneider, Adrian Hoven and Magda Schneider.[1] It is a remake of the 1936 Erich Engel film Victoria in Dover, which was based on a 1932 play by Sil-Vara. Romy Schneider's performance as a spirited young royal was a lead-in to her best known role in Sissi and its sequels, although Marischka had originally intended to cast Sonja Ziemann as Victoria.

It was shot at the Sievering Studios in Vienna and on location around the city. The film's sets were designed by the art director Fritz Jüptner-Jonstorff.


After her Prime Minister Lord Melbourne arranges a marriage for her with the German Prince Albert, the young Queen Victoria decides to leave London and spend some time in Kent. While there she meets a handsome young German and falls in love, unaware that he is her intended husband Albert.



  1. ^ Fritsche p. 62