Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Wien Tanzt is an old-fashioned musical extravaganza in the tradition of pre-war Austrian films. The story centers upon Waltz King Johann Strauss (Adolf Wohlbrueck) and his "progressive" composer son Richard. It's a tale that had been told before on screen, and would be told again; nothing new has been added here concerning the friction between the senior and junior Strauss. Still, the music is terrific -- indeed, to many observers the music was the film's sole saving grace. The feminine interest in Wien Tanzt is provided by Marte Harell, who refreshingly is not a Hollywood-style glamourpuss.