The Great Waltz

Movies, Drama
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.

By: TM

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