The Emperor Waltz (1948)
as Virgil Smith
as Johanna Augusta Franziska
as Emperor Franz-Josef
as Princess Bitotska
as Baron Holenia
as Dr. Zwieback
as Archduchess Stephanie
as Tyrolean Girl
as Von Usedon
as Master of Ceremonies
as Proprietor of Tyrolean Inn
as Marques Alonso
Critic Reviews for The Emperor Waltz
Multiple functions of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder on Waltz have given film an infectious quality that surmounts the gorgeously apt trappings against which is projected the fable of an American travelling phonograph salesman.
Brackett and Wilder have made up with casualness and charm -- and with a great deal of clever sight-humor -- for the meagerness of the idea.
The Emperor Waltz is certainly a worthwhile sit, if only to appreciate the bracing Wilderian satire at the core of the outwardly silly narrative.
A pastel comedy that presents two dangers disguised as virtue: that of conservatism and that of progress. [Full Review in Spanish]
Audience Reviews for The Emperor Waltz
A work so slight so as to nearly anger one with the gall of it's presumptions and yet the charisma of its main participants do manage to engage and, indeed, to charm. Crosby is a Yank abroad who runs into a bankrupt royale and sparks fly despite position. Joan Fontaine is especially surprising, even though you'll wonder if the featured animals aren't doing the main heavy lifting.
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