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Strauss' Great Waltz (1934)

Waltzes from Vienna (original title)
Approved | | Biography, Music, Romance | 7 April 1935 (USA)
The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger.

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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 Claudio Sandrini <pulp99@geocities.com>

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Trivia

The first Alfred Hitchcock film to use "stuttering" in dialogue. This idea of stuttering was later used in Hitchcock films like Rope (1948), Strangers on a Train (1951) and Psycho (1960). See more »

Goofs

The plot centers around the composition of the "Blue Danube" waltz and its place in the rivalry between Johann Strauss Jr. and his father. While the rivalry between them was real, the "Blue Danube" was composed in 1866; Johann Strauss Sr. died in 1849, and hence could not have been late to the premiere of the "Blue Danube," since he was "late" already. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Radetsky March
Composed by Johann Strauss Sr.
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At Least We Got to Hear "The Blue Danube"
18 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wonder how Sir Alfred got roped into this. There's nothing quite so bad as a film that is trying to be funny but isn't. The movie is full of characters, acting like buffoons, posing for the camera. The love story of Strauss is equally tiresome. This is really a comedic presentation of a great artist which probably has no bearing at all on truth. The opening scene with the fire department coming to rescue someone is just silly. The principal actors have no sincerity at all. I realize that even the greatest directors encounter bumps in the road. But this takes all one has to watch.


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