5.2/10
165
7 user 1 critic

The Great Waltz (1972)

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Based on the life of Norways greatest composer Edvard Grieg and film in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Florence Henderson, Toralv Maurstad, Christina Schollin
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »

Directors: Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Arthur Tate rose to his fame, wealth and respectability quickly from humble beginnings as a naive and somewhat bumbling police constable in a small English town. He attributes this rise to ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Honor Blackman
Crime | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders
War | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A World War II British officer named Charles Coward, having been captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. In the process, among many other adventures he gets awarded the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Maria Perschy, Alfred Lynch
Ring of Fire (1961)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the 1960s Oregon, two sheriff deputies arrest three teenagers for robbery but are overpowered and taken hostage while forest fires rage all around them.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: David Janssen, Joyce Taylor, Frank Gorshin
The Savior (1971)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1943, rural French teenager Nanette meets an injured British airman and decides to give him shelter at her family's farm after falling in-love with him.

Director: Michel Mardore
Stars: Horst Buchholz, Muriel Catalá, Hélène Vallier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mary Costa ...
Jetty Treffz
...
...
Anna Strauss
...
Tedesco
Susan Robinson ...
Emilie Trampusch
George Howe ...
Karl Frederick Hirsch
Vicki Woolf ...
Lili Weyl
...
Lauri Lupino Lane ...
Donmayer
Paola Loew ...
Princess Pauline Metternich
Ingrid Wayland ...
Theresa Strauß
Hermione Farthingale ...
Louise
...
Johann Herbeck
Lorna Nathan ...
Olga
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Valsa  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Strauss and Vienna: On Location: The Great Waltz (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
OK Dramatic Musical
19 July 2001 | by (Asheville, NC USA) – See all my reviews

This film is about the life of Johann Strauss Jr. Horst Bucholz is good in this role. He ages well over the course of the film.

Mary Costa plays his eventual wife Jetty. Miss Costa was an international sensation in her day as a major opera star. Her beautiful soprano voice is heard on the soundtrack here.

The direction here is unintentionally funny.

The music and the singing by Miss Costa are the main attraction of this film.


21 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?