The Emperor Waltz1948

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The Emperor Waltz
Directed by:
Billy Wilder

Starring Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver, Lucile Watson, Richard Haydn and Harold Vermilyea, "The Emperor Waltz" (also known as "Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame", "Valzer dell'imperatore, Il", "Kaiserwalzer") is a Comedy/Musical/Romance film directed by Billy Wilder, released in the USA on May 26 of 1948.

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Who directed "The Emperor Waltz":

The Emperor Waltz was directed by Billy Wilder, a writer, director, and producer.

Before directing The Emperor Waltz, Billy Wilder had directed The Lost Weekend, released in 1945, Double Indemnity (1944), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Major and the Minor (1942), Mauvaise graine (1934). Since, he directed A Foreign Affair, released in 1948, Sunset Blvd. (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), and The Seven Year Itch (1955).

What was the release date of "The Emperor Waltz":

The Emperor Waltz was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, May 26, 1948. Also released on Wednesday, May 26, 1948 has been The Time of Your Life (dir. H.C. Potter). This was seventy-one (71) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, April 30, 1948 in the United Kingdom and on Wednesday, July 29, 1953 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Emperor Waltz":

At the casting of The Emperor Waltz we find Bing Crosby, previously seen in Road to Rio (1947) and Variety Girl (1947); Joan Fontaine (Ivy (1947), From This Day Forward (1946)); Roland Culver (Down to Earth (1947), Singapore (1947)) [ more... ]

  • Roberta Jonay and Harold Vermilyea, Julia Dean can be seen in O.S.S., released in 1946.
  • Roberta Jonay and Bing Crosby, Alma Macrorie also appeared together in Variety Girl, released in 1947.
  • Harold Vermilyea and Joan Fontaine also appeared together in Born to Be Bad, released in 1950.
  • John Goldsworthy and Bing Crosby also worked together in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, released in 1949.

What is the Storyline of "The Emperor Waltz":

At the turn of the twentieth century, traveling salesman Virgil Smith (Bing Crosby) journeys to Vienna, Austria hoping to sell a gramophone to Emperor Franz Joseph, whose purchase of the recent American invention could spur its popularity with the Austrian people. At the same time, Countess Johanna Augusta Franziska von Stoltzenberg-Stolzenberg (Joan Fontaine) and her father, Baron Holenia, are celebrating the fact their black poodle Scheherezade has been selected to mate with the emperor's poodle. As they [...]

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