HOME POPULAR TITLES NEW RELEASES DVD PRICE WATCH DVD BOX SETS BLU-RAY MOBILE HELP
Join us on Facebook

Bing Crosby Collection - The Emperor Waltz / A Conneticut Yankee DVD

| DVD

The Emperor Waltz (Dir. Billy Wilder 1948): A rare musical comedy for Wilder it stars Bing Crosby as Virgil H. Smith a phonograph salesman plying his wares in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna. Believing that if he's able to sell a phonograph to Emperor Franz Joseph I the rest of Austria will soon follow his example Virgil attempts to gain access to the man. After he's refused admission to the palace by guards who believe the phonograph to be a bomb he meets Countess Johan

Write a review

Read More

from£11.30 | RRP: £15.99
* Excludes Voucher Code Discount Also available Used from £4.30

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  The Emperor Waltz (Dir Billy Wilder 1948) A rare musical comedy for Wilder it stars Bing Crosby as Virgil H Smith a phonograph salesman plying his wares in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna Believing that if he&39;s able to sell a phonograph to Emperor Franz Joseph I the rest of Austria will soon follow his example Virgil attempts to gain access to the man After he&39;s refused admission to the palace by guards who believe the phonograph to be a bomb he meets Countess Johanna Augusta Franziska (Joan Fontaine) when his mutt gets into a fight with her pedigreed poodle which has just been chosen to mate with that of the emperor and the owners part on bad terms When Virgil again tries to approach the emperor while he&39;s hunting in the Australian Tyrol the vindictive Johanna happens to be present and sees to it that Virgil is deported However the Countess&39; dog Scheherazade soon suffers a nervous breakdown and the attending veterinarian a strict Freudian insists that Virgil&39;s dog must return to re-enact their conflict Except for the witty script by Bracket and Wilder this light confection shot on location in Canada&39;s Jasper National park bears few signs of the director&39;s style A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur&39;s Court (Dir Tay Garnett 1949) The musical version of Mark Twain&39;s 1889 novel Bing plays a blacksmith who is knocked out and wakes up in the days of King Arthur He is proclaimed a wizard and experiences many knightly adventures Songs crooned include "Busy Doing Nothing" and "Once and For Always" Actors Bing Crosby Joan Fontaine Roland Culver Richard Haydn Lucile Watson Rhonda Fleming William Bendix Cedric Hardwicke & Murvyn Vye Director Billy Wilder & Tay Garnett Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1948 ; 1949 Screen Fullscreen 43 Languages English - Dolby Digital (10) Mono Subtitles English for the hard of hearing ; Czech ; Hungarian ; Polish ; Swedish ; Norwegian ; Finnish ; Dutch ; Danish

In 'The Emperor Waltz' (1948) a traveling gramophone salesman Virgil Smith (Bing Crosby) wants to sell his Gramophones in pre-WWI Austria. Toget the ball rolling, he hits on the idea of going straight to the top and selling one to emperor Franz Joseph (Richard Haydn). First off, the palace guards think he is carrying a bomb and he's arrested. He subsequently meets the Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg (Joan Fontaine) and, after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her. She falls in love with his dog, Buttons. The relation is fraught with obstacles and the Emperor thinks royal blood marrying a commoner is bad darts altogether - what is to become of Smith and his countess? In 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' (1949), a lowly Connecticut mechanic, Hank Martin (Crosby) bumps his noggin and, in his mind, is sent back to 528 A.D. Britain and the court of King Arthur. His former life as a mechanic stands him well, as he is able to utilize techniques (and humour) that the Arthurians are thousands of years away from getting. Taken under the wing of Sir Sigamore le Desirous (William Bendix), Smith is soon comfortably in love with the King's neice, the beautiful Alesande (Rhonda Fleming). Her fiancée, the dashing Sir Lancelot (Henry Wilcoxon), is understandably miffed and high jinx ensues.

More DVDs Directed by Tay Garnett

More DVDs Directed by Billy Wilder

More Titles Starring Bing Crosby

More Titles Starring Joan Fontaine

More Titles Starring Henry Wilcoxon

More Titles Starring Roland Culver

More Titles Starring Rhonda Fleming

Enter a target price.

Enter your review of Bing Crosby Collection - The Emperor Waltz / A Conneticut Yankee. We will post your review within a day or so as long as it meets our guidelines and terms and conditions. All reviews submitted become the licensed property of www.find-dvd.co.uk as written in our terms and conditions. None of your personal details will be passed on to any other third party.


Privacy Terms and Conditions Partner Programme Help Contact Us