Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz) (1933)

Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz)

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Anxious to finish off his contract with British International Pictures, Alfred Hitchcock agreed to direct Waltzes from Vienna, a schmaltzy musical about "waltz king" Joseph Strauss and his son Joseph Jr. Edmund Gwenn stars as the elder Strauss, with Esmond Knight as his talented progeny. The crux of the film is the intense rivalry between the two Strausses, which is somehow resolved by the inaugural performance of Joseph Junior's "The Blue Danube." Displeased with his work in this film, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Guy Bolton, Heinz Reichert
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as The Countess

as Johann Strauss the E...

as Strauss the Younger

as The Prince

as Ebezeder

as Mme. Fouchett
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Critic Reviews for Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz)

All Critics (4)

This anomaly of a musical biopic is one of Hitchcock's few weak films that even he did not like.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
EmanuelLevy.Com

The perception of it as a fumbled trifle is dismissed as soon as Hitchcock lays out the artist's dilemma, the kind that would keep hounding him: "Either you're a musician, or a confectioner."

Full Review… | March 20, 2012
CinePassion

A soppy, ineffectual musical.

Full Review… | March 20, 2012
Film4

October 21, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

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