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The Emperor Waltz


Set in pre-World War I Austria, this relatively sweet and cheerful film marks writer/director [[Performer~P116768~Billy Wilder~billywilder]]'s first and last try at musical comedy. [[Performer~P15874~Bing Crosby~bingcrosby]] is Virgil H. Smith, a New Jersey-born phonograph salesman with a fox terrier mutt and orders to sell record players in Austria. [[Performer~P24127~Joan Fontaine~joanfontaine]] is Johanna Augusta Franziska von Stoltzenberg-Stolzenberg, a countess with a bankrupt father and a black...more