The Great Waltz

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Sumptuous MGM kitsch, shot with great panache by Joseph Ruttenberg but treating Johann Strauss and his music to most of the clichés known to the biopic book (the snivelling romantic complications are very hard to take). Victor Fleming took over direction latterly from Duvivier, but the final sequence (Strauss' instant composition of 'The Blue Danube' and tearful farewell to his illicit love) was conceived and directed by Josef von Sternberg.


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Julien Duvivier
Samuel Hoffenstein, Walter Reisch
Luise Rainer
Fernand Gravey
Miliza Korjus
Hugh Herbert
Lionel Atwill
Minna Gombell
Sig Ruman
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