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Strauss' Great Waltz (1934)

Waltzes from Vienna (original title)
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:

Strauss' Great Waltz See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic Film Full - Range Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

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 »

Connections

Version of The Great Waltz (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz 'The Blue Danube' Op.314
Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauß Jr.)
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Low Ebb for Alfred
8 May 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Young composer Esmond Knight (as Johann "Schani" Strauss) goes to work in a bakery. He meets and falls in love with singer Jessie Matthews (as Rasi). Their relationship must survive interfering father Edmund Gwenn (as Johann Strauss) and tempting older woman Fay Compton (as Helga von Stahl). Watching the bakers toss rolls, as well as mix batter, inspires Mr. Knight to write "Strauss' Great Waltz" (the US title of this film). A full orchestral version of "The Blue Danube" is eventually heard. The British cast and director Alfred Hitchcock have reputations greater than this dull affair.

*** Waltzes from Vienna (3/34) Alfred Hitchcock ~ Esmond Knight, Jessie Matthews, Edmund Gwenn, Fay Compton


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