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Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The Great Waltz

Despite the inherent hopelessness of the bio-pic of famous composers (and one suspects that the relation of what happens in this movie to the actual life of Strauss is a thin thread indeed - the film pretty much says as much in the opening credits), this movie is a real delight. Sure it's kitschy at times, but it's also frequently quite beautiful, the scenes staged with Duvivier's usual brilliance.