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Format: DVD
Sku: 40206140
UPC: 025192264023
UPC 14: 00025192264023
Rating: NR
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A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT: Bing Crosby stars in this light and lively musical version of Mark Twain's timeless comedy. Der Bingle is a turn-of-the-century blacksmith who is knocked unconscious only to awaken in sixth-century Camelot.

But thanks to some American know-how, the crooner is quickly hailed as a wiz of a wizard and granted the right to teach Rhonda Fleming, the King's fetching niece, some decidedly contemporary romantic tricks. Alas, there's trouble afoot when Bing locks "magical" horns with the all-powerful Merlin and is challenged to a joust by Sir Lancelot for the hand of the beautiful princess!

Co-starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke and William Bendix, the classic fantasy also features a marvelous score by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, along with such hits as "Busy Doing Nothing" and "Once and for Always.

THE EMPEROR WALTZ: Just imagine: Viennese royalty, elegantly dressed ladies, dashing courtiers, and Bing Crosby in his old straw hat sharing the Danube and the court of Emperor Franz Joseph. It's a recipe for sure-fire fun.

Bing plays Virgil Smith, an American phonograph salesman whose fox terrier companion takes a fancy to the persnickety poodle of countess Johanna Augusta (Joan Fontaine). While some may call it puppy love, it turns out that romance is not just going to the dogs. Virgil's openness and congeniality start to melt the icy coolness of the Viennese royal, who struggles with whether or not to dare defy convention in her tradition-oriented homeland. The lush scenery provides a gorgeous backdrop for the wooing and canoeing that take place in the land of blue rivers and Strauss waltzes. Add an element of good old American humor and Bing's smooth sounds, and The Emperor Waltz is a delightfully entertaining trip to the musical wonders of old Vienna, Hollywood-style.

Music, merriment, and romance blend blissfully while Bing sings "Friendly Mountains" and "I Kiss Your Hand, Madam," and Strauss melodies fill the air. This film is a real treat for fans of all ages.

Editor's Note
This Bing Crosby double feature contains the musical adaption of the Mark Twain novel A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT and the Billy Wilder directed THE EMPEROR WALTZ. See individual titles for details.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/6/2003
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1949
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 22640
Video UPC UPC: 00025192264023
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W and Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bing Crosby
Video Cast Info Richard Haydn
Video Cast Info Roland Culver
Video Cast Info Joan Fontaine
Video Cast Info Lucile Watson
Video Cast Info Cedric Hardwicke
Video Cast Info Rhonda Fleming
Video Cast Info Murvyn Vye
Video Cast Info William Bendix
Video Cast Info George Barnes - [Waltz] Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Billy Wilder - [Waltz] Director
Video Cast Info Doane Harrison - [Waltz] Editor
Video Cast Info Charles Brackett - [Waltz] Producer
Video Cast Info Charles Brackett - [Waltz] Writer
Video Cast Info Billy Wilder - [Waltz] Writer
Video Cast Info Mark Twain - [Yankee] Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Ray Rennahan - [Yankee] Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Tay Garnett - [Yankee] Director
Video Cast Info Archie Marshek - [Yankee] Editor
Video Cast Info Robert Fellows - [Yankee] Producer
Video Cast Info Edmund Beloin - [Yankee] Screenplay

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Crosby,Bing
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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