Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill is engaged to adventurer Hugh Fielding and... See full summary »
Schani, Johan Strauss Jr., is forced by his father to forget music and to work in a bakery. Here he falls in love with Resi. The girl gets very jealous when a rich and beautiful contessa asks Schani to write a waltz for her. Schani writes and plays it, but he is always loyal to his girlfriend. Written by
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Alfred Hitchcock said about this film " . . . naturally every cut in the film was worked out on script before shooting begins. But more than that, the musical cuts were worked out, too." In certain sequences the images were deliberately cut to conform to the rhythm of the music. Frequently, Hitchcock adds, music can supplement cutting, more especially in quiet scenes where its comment on mood and tone can sometimes be more subtle than the interplay of images which is so important in moments of violence: "Film music and cutting have a great deal in common. The purpose of both is to create tempo and mood of the scene. And, just as the ideal cutting is the kind you don't notice as cutting, so with music". See more »
When Strauss is in the bakery, standing by the batter mixer, the complete waltz comes him. Just as he turns away, his back is spattered with dough, but an instant later he back is clear again. See more »
After watching almost every Hitchcock film I have to agree with old Hitch himself it was his worst. Even some of his older dated movies are so much better than this. I just do not believe this is Hitchcock's area of the world and it shows. If your a die hard Hitchcock fan who has to see everything he directed like myself by all means watch this but if your not don't bother as it is a painful experience. I just cannot think of any redeeming area of this film at all no humor no anything it's just kind of blah.
As far as a spoiler you won't find one here because quite frankly who cares what happens at the end which is highly predictable. I was just glad that it did in fact end..
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