The Eternal Waltz

The Eternal Waltz (German: Ewiger Walzer) is a 1954 West German drama film dramatizing the life of Johann Strauss II.[1] The initial story was written by Hanns Marschall and Ruth Charlotte Silbermann, and the film itself was written by Alexander Lix; the adaptation was by Paul Verhoeven who also directed the film.

The Eternal Waltz
Directed byPaul Verhoeven
Produced byCarl W. Tetting
Written by
  • Alexander Lix
  • Hanns Marschall
  • Friedrich Schreyvogl
  • Ruth Charlotte Silbermann
  • Paul Verhoeven
Music byAlois Melichar
CinematographyFranz Koch
Edited byGertrud Hinz-Nischwitz
Distributed by
Release date
17 December 1954
Running time
97 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich and on location in Vienna. The film's sets were designed by the art director Franz Bi and Bruno Monden.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p. 529


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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