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The Great Waltz (1972)

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

Director:

Andrew L. Stone

Writer:

Andrew L. Stone
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Horst Buchholz ... Johann Strauss Jr.
Mary Costa ... Jetty Treffz
Nigel Patrick ... Johann Strauss Sr.
Yvonne Mitchell ... Anna Strauss
Rossano Brazzi ... Baron Tedesco
Susan Robinson Susan Robinson ... Emilie Trampusch
George Howe George Howe ... Karl Frederick Hirsch
Vicki Woolf Vicki Woolf ... Lili Weyl
James Faulkner ... Josef Strauss
Lauri Lupino Lane Lauri Lupino Lane ... Donmayer
Paola Loew ... Princess Pauline Metternich
Ingrid Wayland Ingrid Wayland ... Theresa Strauß
Hermione Farthingale Hermione Farthingale ... Louise
Marty Allen ... Johann Herbeck
Lorna Nathan 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 »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

Goofs

All of the men's hairstyles and sideburns are strictly in the longer, trendy 1972 international mode, a far cry from 19th Century Austria. See more »

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Pretty but Oh So Ponderous
28 May 2016 | by johnkenrickSee all my reviews

Forrest & Wright, made magic adapting classical themes into the Broadway hit KISMET and before that for Eddy & MacDonald's screen operettas. They created a score based on the often ravishing music of the Strauss family, but it is not among their best efforts. This remake of THE GREAT WALTZ was filmed in some spectacular ballrooms, but all the hoop skirts, marble and crystal chandeliers cannot make up for a witless screenplay, wooden acting, and incredibly unimaginative camera work. As a longtime fan of the Strausses and operetta, I found this a profound disappointment. No wonder this is blamed for helping to kill off screen musicals in the 1970s.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Waltz See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$890,450
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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