The Emperor Waltz (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Emperor Waltz (1948)

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Movie Info

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

Cast

Bing Crosby
as Virgil Smith
Joan Fontaine
as Johanna Augusta Franziska
Richard Haydn
as Emperor Franz-Josef
Lucile Watson
as Princess Bitotska
Roland Culver
as Baron Holenia
Sig Rumann
as Dr. Zwieback
Julia Dean
as Archduchess Stephanie
Harold Vermilyea
as Chamberlain
Roberta Jonay
as Chambermaid
Doris Dowling
as Tyrolean Girl
Harry Allen
as Gamekeeper
Frank Elliott
as Von Usedon
Jack Gargan
as Master of Ceremonies
John W. Goldsworthy
as Obersthofmeister
Bert Prival
as Chauffeur
Alma Macrorie
as Proprietor of Tyrolean Inn
Gerald Mohr
as Marques Alonso
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Critic Reviews for The Emperor Waltz

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.

August 14, 2007 | Full Review…

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.

March 25, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Generally reckoned to be Wilder's worst movie.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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.

January 11, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

January 10, 2009 | Rating: 3/5

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

August 14, 2007 | Full Review…

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