Wien Tanzt (1951)

Genres - Drama, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Austria  |  
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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.