Cinema: The New Pictures Aug. 5, 1929

Strauss: the Waltz King (German). A formless, well-acted, full-length silent biographical film tells how Johann Strauss became a composer in spite of his father's opposition. It is hard to believe that young Strauss's life was as fantastic as this but the important facts are authentic and the scenarist's guesses about the detail are as,; good as anyone's. You lose interest in Strauss but do not give him up for good until he is playing his own tunes at the wedding of his sweetheart to another fellow. Silliest...

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