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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.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Heinz Reichert (based on: the great London Alhambra success by), Ernst Marischka (based on: the great London Alhambra success by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jessie Matthews ... Resi Ebezeder
Edmund Gwenn ... Johann Strauss, the Elder
Fay Compton ... Countess Helga von Stahl
Esmond Knight ... Johann Strauss, the Younger
Frank Vosper ... Prince Gustav
Robert Hale Robert Hale ... Ebezeder
Charles Heslop Charles Heslop ... Valet
Hindle Edgar Hindle Edgar ... Leopold
Marcus Barron Marcus Barron ... Anton Drexler
Betty Huntley-Wright Betty Huntley-Wright ... Lady's Maid (as Betty Huntley Wright)
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic Film Full - Range Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Alfred Hitchcock often described this film as the lowest ebb of his career, he claimed that Champagne (1928) was his least favourite of all the films that he had made. See more »

Goofs

The first marriage of Johann Strauss Jr. was to the singer Henrietta Trefz, who was not a baker's daughter. See more »

Connections

Featured in Just Because (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz 'The Blue Danube' Op.314
Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauß Jr.)
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At Least We Got to Hear "The Blue Danube"
18 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee 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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