• The Emperor Waltz (1948)

The Emperor Waltz

Release Date: July 2nd, 1948

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Salesman Virgil Smith (Bing Crosby) is making his next big move in Austria, pushing the gramophone. He believes that if he can persuade Emperor Franz Joseph (Richard Haydn) to purchase the record player, he'll strike it rich as the nation follows suit. However, in the meantime, Smith falls for a countess (Joan Fontaine), a woman in a class above his own. Now in addition to convincing the emperor to buy his wares, Smith must also find a way to receive the emperor's blessing to marry his love.

Cast: Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn, Lucile Watson, Sig Ruman, Julia Dean, Harold Vermilyea

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Love, Charming, Deception, Amusing, Sacrifice


Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Costume Design (Color)