Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz)
Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz) (1933)

Anxious to finish off his contract with British International Pictures, Alfred Hitchcock agreed to direct Waltzes from Vienna, a schmaltzy musical about "waltz king" Joseph Strauss and his son Joseph Jr. Edmund Gwenn stars as the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1933
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Andre Sennwald
New York Times

It exhibits little of the technical ingenuity which the Hitchcock name might lead us to expect. But it does not diminish the loveliness of "The Blue Danube" and it suspires amiably against its nineteenth century appointments.

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Fernando F. Croce

The perception of it as a fumbled trifle is dismissed as soon as Hitchcock lays out the artist's dilemma, the kind that would keep hounding him: "Either you're a musician, or a confectioner."

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Dull costume drama directed by a young Alfred Hitchcock during what he has called "the lowest ebb" of his career.

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A soppy, ineffectual musical.

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Emanuel Levy

This anomaly of a musical biopic is one of Hitchcock's few weak films that even he did not like.

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