The Emperor Waltz (1948)

The Emperor Waltz




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Movie Info

This love story is about an American phonograph salesman and a bankrupt Austrian countess.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 13, 1994



as Virgil Smith

as Johanna Augusta Fran...

as Emperor Franz-Josef

as Princess Bitotska

as Baron Holenia

as Dr. Zwieback

as Archduchess Stephani...

as Chamberlain

as Chambermaid

as Tyrolean Girl

as Gamekeeper

as Von Usedon

as Master of Ceremonies

as Obersthofmeister

as Chauffeur

as Proprietor of Tyrole...

as Marques Alonso
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Multiple functions of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder on Waltz have given film an infectious quality that surmounts the gorgeously apt trappings against which is projected the fable of an American travelling phonograph salesman.

Full Review… | August 14, 2007
Top Critic

Brackett and Wilder have made up with casualness and charm -- and with a great deal of clever sight-humor -- for the meagerness of the idea.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Generally reckoned to be Wilder's worst movie.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Not one of Billy Wilder's strong films, this bizarre period musical teams the director with crooner Bing Crosby, who's pleasant enough and some of the tunes are medlodic.

Full Review… | January 11, 2011

Definitely colorful, but otherwise mediocre Bing Crosby musical with few memorable tunes.

January 10, 2009

This is a charming musical from Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, two of the best screenwriters ever.

Full Review… | August 14, 2007
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