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Champagne Waltz

1937 1h 25m Musical List
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In Vienna, a new jazz club featuring American trumpeter Buzzy Bellew (Fred MacMurray) threatens the existence of its neighbor, the Waltz Palace, run by Franz Strauss (Fritz Leiber) and featuring his granddaughter, singer Elsa (Gladys Swarthout). Smitten by Elsa, Buzzy hides his identity and association with the club -- whose owner (Jack Oakie) intends to buy out the Palace property. When Elsa accidentally learns who Buzzy really is, it appears he may have to return to America alone. Read More Read Less

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Meyer Levin (Patterson Murphy) Esquire Magazine Jazz band versus Strauss waltzers. The final scene, in which the two bands literally merge, is the funniest piece of Hollywood's unconscious self-satire ever filmed. Apr 22, 2020 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine If the theme is old, the treatment is original. Sep 26, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In Vienna, a new jazz club featuring American trumpeter Buzzy Bellew (Fred MacMurray) threatens the existence of its neighbor, the Waltz Palace, run by Franz Strauss (Fritz Leiber) and featuring his granddaughter, singer Elsa (Gladys Swarthout). Smitten by Elsa, Buzzy hides his identity and association with the club -- whose owner (Jack Oakie) intends to buy out the Palace property. When Elsa accidentally learns who Buzzy really is, it appears he may have to return to America alone.
Director
A. Edward Sutherland
Production Co
Paramount
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 25m