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The Waltz King

The Waltz King

(Disney Generations Collection)

Theatrical Release Date:
DVD Release Date:
December 06, 2011
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Canada:Not Rated

The city of Vienna has never looked more beautiful or the music of Johann Strauss, Jr. sounded more thrilling than they do in this filmed biography of THE WALTZ KING. Johann Sr. (Brian Aherne), a successful composer, forbids his precocious son (nick-named "Schani") to pursue a similar career in music. When Schani (Kerwin Mathews) sells his first composition to a beautiful opera singer (Senta Berger) and subsequently falls in love with the diva, the elder Strauss, angry and jealous, forces his son to leave home. Struggling to survive as a violin teacher in order to pursue his aspirations as a composer/conductor, the youth finds his artistic efforts sabotaged at every turn by his domineering father. But the elder Strauss greatly underestimates his son's talent, determination, and will to succeed.

  • Color
  • Manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media

Johann Strauss Jr.
Kerwin Mathews

Johann Strauss Sr.
Brian Aherne

Henriette Treffz
Senta Berger

Josef Strauss
Peter Kraus

Fritz Eckhardt

Countess Polensky
Kai Fischer

Mama Strauss
Vilma Degischer

Himself - Host
Walt Disney

Cossack Officer
Michael Janisch

Karl Lieffen

Jacques Offenbach
Peter Wehle