The Great Waltz Overview:

The Great Waltz (1938) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Julien Duvivier and Josef von Sternberg and produced by Bernard H. Hyman.


A film biography of composer Johann Strauss, which is also a fine romantic musical comedy. The alluring Rainer is the apex of a romantic triangle that serves as a backdrop for the stirring score.

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Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressMiliza KorjusNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph RuttenbergWon
Best Film EditingTom HeldNominated

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Funny scene from the musical: The Great Waltz(1938).

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Johann and Carla drive through the Vienna Woods and Johann is inspired by the sounds of the forest to compose a tune, which he and Carla joyously sing. Please click here to read The great waltz(1938 )movie review.... Read full article

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Julius Hofbauer, Music Publisher: He must be full of marches after a revolution like this.

Poldi Vogelhuber: We don't have revolutions every day, thank Heaven.

Carla Donner: The only composers I ever knew were fat little men with bald heads.

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Toscha Seidel, the Russian virtuoso violinist, was hired especially to dub the solos on the soundtrack for Johann Strauß (Fernand Gravey) and began a new career working as a concert master at MGM and other studios.
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