Composer Johann Strauss becomes the "Waltz-King" and woos a baron's mistress in 19th-century Austria.

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Anna Strauss
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Karl Frederick Hirsch
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Lauri Lupino Lane ...
Donmayer
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Princess Pauline Metternich
Ingrid Wayland ...
Theresa Strauß
Hermione Farthingale ...
Louise
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Johann Herbeck
Lorna Nathan ...
Olga
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Composer Johann Strauss becomes the "Waltz-King" and woos a baron's mistress in 19th-century Austria.

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Once upon a time there was singing and dancing and all the world was in love! See more »


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1 November 1972 (USA)  »

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This film was presented in the Cinerama format overseas. This would be the last film shown in Cinerama. See more »

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Creaky even by 1970s standards
10 June 2016 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This big budget major Hollywood studio movie has never received a home video release, and it's pretty easy to guess why. Certainly there being no big stars in the cast plays a factor, as well as the fact that Strauss today is nowhere as popular as what plays on the radio most of the time nowadays. But I think another large factor dooming the movie to obscurity is that it comes across as very old fashioned. Even considering what society was like in the 1970s, I am sure people who saw the movie back then felt the movie played out more like a movie made 30 or so years earlier.

There are a couple of additional problems with the movie. First, the movie's look into Strauss is for the most part lacking focus. For the most part, we don't learn what drove him, or what he was like as a person. There are large stretches of the movie when he becomes a secondary character. The second problem is that the movie has a number of touches that are unintentionally silly, from the singing narrator to the dance choreography.

I will say the movie looks good, from the cinematography to the locations. In that aspect, the old saying that you can't polish a... well, you know... does not apply to this particular movie. But a glossy look doesn't really compensate that much for 135 otherwise misguided minutes.


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