> CHAMPAGNE WALTZ (1937) - GLADYS SWARTHOUT - RARE DVD
CHAMPAGNE WALTZ (1937) - GLADYS SWARTHOUT - RARE DVD
Another of Paramount's efforts to transform Metropolitan Opera diva Gladys Swarthout into a popular movie star, Champagne Waltz casts Swarthout as Elsa Strauss, the daughter of a celebrated Viennese composer (Fritz Leiber). American bandleader Buzzy Bellew (Fred MacMurray) and his aggregation invade Vienna with their own special repertoire of melodies, and before long the Austrian capital has abandoned waltzes in favor of jazz.
A. Edward Sutherland