• Waltzes from Vienna

    1934. Great Britain. Alfred Hitchcock. 81 min.

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Waltzes from Vienna

    1934. Great Britain. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Screenplay by Guy Bolton, Alma Reville. With Jessie Matthews, Edmund Gwenn, Esmond Knight, Fay Compton. Far from being the lowest point in Hitchcock’s career—despite his offhanded dismissiveness to Truffaut—Waltzes from Vienna is not only a delightful, effervescent riff on the so-called Wiener Film, the Viennese period musical comedy genre exemplified by Maskerade, Episode , and Liebelei (all presented in the series), but also a riveting experiment in the rhythmic and dramatic uses of sound, word and image. Hitchcock shows a Lubitschian touch in relating the comic misunderstandings and rivalries between Johann Strauss the Elder and Johann the Younger, and between a Countess and a confectioner’s daughter vying for the affection of young Johann as he toils away on The Blue Danube waltz. Courtesy Austrian Film Museum, BFI and Park Circus. 81 min.

In the Film exhibition Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema

Ticketing policies for film screenings

Sign up for now to receive MoMA's biweekly Film E-News