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The Great Waltz (1938)

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104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. After he is fired from his clerical bank job because...See moreIn 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. After he is fired from his clerical bank job because of his preoccupation with composing, he decides to follow his passion and form an orchestra. After some famed opera singers, including Carla Donner, hear his music, they expose Schani's music to the masses, to royalty and to music publisher Julius Hofbauer. As such, Schani becomes the toast of Vienna. With his new found musical fame, Schani's life, which includes his work in the European Revolutions, changes. He becomes torn for his love for his loving and faithful wife Poldi Vogelhuber and his more emotionally passionate but somewhat destructive love for Carla Donner, who herself is involved with Count Anton Hohenfried. Written by Huggo See less
Writers
Gottfried Reinhardt (original story) | Samuel Hoffenstein (screen play) | Walter Reisch (screen play)
Cinematographer
Joseph Ruttenberg (photographed by)
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Updated Nov 4, 1938

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Nov 4, 1938 (United States)

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65 cast members
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Luise Rainer
Poldi Vogelhuber Poldi Vogelhuber   See fewer
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Fernand Gravey
Johann Strauss (as Fernand Gravet) Johann Strauss (as Fernand Gravet)   See fewer
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Miliza Korjus
Carla Donner Carla Donner   See fewer
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Hugh Herbert
Hofbauer Hofbauer   See fewer
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Lionel Atwill
Count Hohenfried Count Hohenfried   See fewer
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Curt Bois
Kienzl Kienzl   See fewer
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Leonid Kinskey
Dudelman Dudelman   See fewer
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Al Shean
Cellist Cellist   See fewer
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Minna Gombell
Mrs. Hofbauer Mrs. Hofbauer   See fewer
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George Houston
Schiller Schiller   See fewer
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Bert Roach
Vogelhuber Vogelhuber   See fewer
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Greta Meyer
Mrs. Vogelhuber Mrs. Vogelhuber   See fewer
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Herman Bing
Dommayer Dommayer   See fewer
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Alma Kruger
Mrs. Strauss Mrs. Strauss   See fewer
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Henry Hull
Franz Josef Franz Josef   See fewer
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Sig Ruman
Wertheimer (as Sig Rumann) Wertheimer (as Sig Rumann)   See fewer
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Christian Rub
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Ernie Alexander
Revolutionary (uncredited) Revolutionary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zita Baca
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Eddie Conrad
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Bearded Man (uncredited) Bearded Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney D'Albrook
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Joe De Stefani
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Russian (uncredited) Russian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anna - Poldi's Maid (uncredited) Anna - Poldi's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 957 votes