The Emperor Waltz (1948, Paramount, color))
As “Virgil Smith”
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn.
Director: Billy Wilder
Producer: Charles Brackett
Screenwriters: Charles Brackett & Billy Wilder
Summary: An atypical musical set in Franz Joseph’s Austria at the turn of the previous century with Bing selling record players to royalty. After a variety of trials and tribulations, Crosby’s Virgil, Fontaine’s Countess — and Virgil’s scene-stealing dog Buttons — waltz their way to a happy ending. This distinctively enchanted fairy tale telling was an unusual light-hearted musical turn for director, Billy Wilder.
- “”I Kiss Your Hand Madame”
- “The Kiss In Your Eyes”
- “Friendly Mountains”
- “Get Yourself a Phonograph”
- “The Emperor’s Waltz”