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The Great Waltz (1938)

104 min - Drama, Music, Romance - 4 November 1938
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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 Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Hugh Herbert, Lionel Atwill, Curt Bois, Leonid Kinskey, Al Shean, Minna Gombell, George Houston, Bert Roach, Greta Meyer, Bess Flowers, Frank Mayo

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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.



Tagline: Your beating heart,your pounding pulse will tell you it's the most exciting musical love story ever told!

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

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Language:  English
Release Date:  4 November 1938

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Runtime:  1 h 44 min

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Miliza Korjus {“Carla Donner”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY — Joseph Ruttenberg – WON
FILM EDITING — Tom Held


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