The Great Waltz

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"Your beating heart,your pounding pulse will tell you it's the most exciting musical love story ever told!"
  • NR
  • 1938
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.5  (1,133)

Dazzling? Daring? The Great Waltz may have you searching for ways to describe its great charms. This cinematic rhapsody loosely based on the life of composer Johann Strauss is truly "an overlooked gem" (The Motion Picture Guide). To capture what the film calls "the spirit" of Strauss' music, The Great Waltz combines exquisite craftsmanship with spirited inventiveness. The splendid backlot re-creations of Viennese settings range from convivial biergartens to ornate palaces. Dimitri Tiomkin's arrangements of Strauss' incredible music (with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) swirl and dive. And the camerawork glides with bravura artistry. Julien Duvivier directs, getting radiant performances from two-time Oscar winner**Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth), Fernand Gravet and Oscar-nominated diva Miliza Korjus. Wonderful? Phenomenal? Choose your own description.

The Great Waltz
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Dazzling? Daring? The Great Waltz may have you searching for ways to describe its great charms. This cinematic rhapsody loosely based on the life of composer Johann Strauss is truly "an overlooked gem" (The Motion Picture Guide). To capture what the film calls "the spirit" of Strauss' music, The Great Waltz combines exquisite craftsmanship with spirited inventiveness. The splendid backlot re-creations of Viennese settings range from convivial biergartens to ornate palaces. Dimitri Tiomkin's arrangements of Strauss' incredible music (with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) swirl and dive. And the camerawork glides with bravura artistry. Julien Duvivier directs, getting radiant performances from two-time Oscar winner**Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth), Fernand Gravet and Oscar-nominated diva Miliza Korjus. Wonderful? Phenomenal? Choose your own description.

The Great Waltz is a 1938 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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  • Release Date
    1938
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 43 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (1,133)