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The Great Waltz (1972)

Composer Johann Strauss becomes the "Waltz-King" and woos a baron's mistress in 19th-century Austria.

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Andrew L. Stone

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Andrew L. Stone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Horst Buchholz ... Johann Strauss Jr.
Mary Costa ... Jetty Treffz
Nigel Patrick ... Johann Strauss Sr.
Yvonne Mitchell ... Anna Strauss
Rossano Brazzi ... Baron Tedesco
Susan Robinson Susan Robinson ... Emilie Trampusch
George Howe George Howe ... Karl Frederick Hirsch
Vicki Woolf Vicki Woolf ... Lili Weyl
James Faulkner ... Josef Strauss
Lauri Lupino Lane Lauri Lupino Lane ... Donmayer
Paola Loew ... Princess Pauline Metternich
Ingrid Wayland Ingrid Wayland ... Theresa Strauß
Hermione Farthingale Hermione Farthingale ... Louise
Marty Allen ... Johann Herbeck
Lorna Nathan Lorna Nathan ... Olga
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Composer Johann Strauss becomes the "Waltz-King" and woos a baron's mistress in 19th-century Austria.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Valsa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was presented in the Cinerama format overseas. This would be the last film shown in Cinerama. See more »

Goofs

All of the men's hairstyles and sideburns are strictly in the longer, trendy 1972 international mode, a far cry from 19th Century Austria. See more »

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Version of The Great Waltz (1955) See more »

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An underrated film
15 June 2007 | by drsjsidhvaSee all my reviews

This 1970's film was underrated. The performances were more than adequate & the music of course, superb. The story of the life of Strauss has been fairly accurately depicted, and the movie offers some insight into the trials & tribulations Strauss faced, particularly in his love life. The relationship between Strauss & his mother has been chronicled well. The strain between the father & son has been dealt with accurately as well. The flavour of the times has also been well captured. All in all, a creditable fort, well worth a view. A pity that this has not been released on DVD. It is also currents unavailable on VHS.


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