Waltz War

Waltz War (German: Walzerkrieg) is a 1933 German biographical film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Renate Müller, Willy Fritsch and Paul Hörbiger. It depicts the life of the Austrian ballet dancer Katti Lanner who eventually settled in Victorian Britain.[1] It is also known by the alternative title of The Battle of the Walzes.

Waltz War
Directed byLudwig Berger
Produced byGünther Stapenhorst
Written byRobert Liebmann
Hans Müller
StarringRenate Müller
Willy Fritsch
Paul Hörbiger
Music byFranz Grothe
Joseph Lanner
CinematographyCarl Hoffmann
Edited byWilly Zeyn
Distributed byUFA
Release date
4 October 1933
Running time
93 minutes

The film was made by the largest German studio UFA, with sets designed by Robert Herlth and Walter Röhrig. A separate French-language version Court Waltzes was also directed by Berger.[2]



  1. Bregfelder & Bock p.538
  2. Elsaesser p.407


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.
  • Elsaesser, Thomas. Weimar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary. Routledge, 2000.

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