The first of two films dealing with the life of Johann Strauss, THE GREAT WALTZ revolves around the fine portrayal of the great composer by Fernand Gravet (whose real name, Gravey, was changed by studio bosses who thought it would be laughed at by English-speaking audiences). Strauss quits
his job in a Viennese banking house to follow his star and gets a job leading a local orchestra, conducting his own compositions. He marries Poldi Vogelhuber (Luise Rainer), a baker's daughter, but soon begins carrying on with opera singer Carla Donner (Miliza Korjus). Poldi keeps mum for a while,
then decides to fight for her man, and storms the theater after the opening of Stra...