poster courtesy of 'Advertising Hitchcock' webpage SYNOPSIS

Strauss Jr., son of a famous conductor, is forced to work in a bakery as his father won't allow him to compose his own music.

Opportunity enters in the form of a beautiful Countess (Fay Compton) who has written some verses and asks his help in setting them to music.

To showcase Jr.'s new composition, "The Blue Danube," they must not only thwart Strauss Sr. -- but also her husband, the Prince, and Jr.'s jealous sweetheart.


Hitchcock, unhappy with the film, confessed to his cast, "I hate this sort of stuff. Melodrama is the only thing I can do."

Hitch considered this time period "his lowest ebb" and only took on the project so he'd have something to work on.

Due to budget restraints, this film is a "musical" without the "music."

Released in the United States as "Strauss' Great Waltz."