Actors: Luise Rainer

Great Waltz, The (1938) Starring Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, and Miliza Korju

The Great Waltz (1938) — 104 min - Drama, Music, Romance - 4 November 1938 Your rating: In 19th century Vienna, Johann "Schani" Strauss II (Fernand Gravey), son of the great composer, endeavors to realize his own talents. With the support of his girlfriend, Poldi (Luise Rainer), and the unexpected patronage of opera star Carla Donner, Schani gains enough success to marry Poldi, but avoids Carla's high society circles. Unexpectedly thrown together with Carla, however, Schani falls in love with her. When she commissions an opera from him, his career rises as his marriage crumbles. Director:  Julien Duvivier Stars:  Luise...

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Good Earth, The (1937) Starring Paul Muni, Luise Rainer, and Walter Connolly

The Good Earth (1937) — 138 min - Drama - 6 August 1937 Your rating: The story follows Wang Lung (Paul Muni), a humble farmer, who makes an arranged marriage to a slave, O-Lan (Luise Rainer). The couple's great struggle is to procure--and then, against withering odds, keep--a piece of land, ownership of which makes the difference between self-determination and near-slavery. The film's physical production is truly eye-filling, with location shooting in China providing exterior shots and backdrops (and blending seamlessly with the footage shot in the U.S.). No wonder the great cinematographer Karl Freund won an Oscar for the...

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