The Emperor Waltz
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Not one of Billy Wilder's strong films, this bizarre period musical teams the director with crooner Bing Crosby, who's pleasant enough and some of the tunes are medlodic."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Lackluster and hardly interesting."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Definitely colorful, but otherwise mediocre Bing Crosby musical with few memorable tunes."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"There are so few bad Wilder films that one this awful and irredeemable is heart-breaking."
‑ , Film4
"Generally reckoned to be Wilder's worst movie."
‑ , Time Out
"This is a charming musical from Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, two of the best screenwriters ever."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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