150 years ago today: Maximilian and Charlotte leave Miramare for Mexico. It doesn’t end well.
A surprisingly touching version of the story was the 1939 Hollywood film, “Juarez”.
Every main actor–Bette Davis, Paul Muni, Brian Ahern–did a find job. And Claude Rains was a wonderfully oily Napoleon III.
I commend it to your attention.
— Seth Joseph Weine
And no one can say who sang La Paloma in “Juarez,” considering how much is known about the film.
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