A Waltz Dream (film)

A Waltz Dream (German: Ein Walzertraum) is a 1925 German silent drama film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Willy Fritsch, Mady Christians and Xenia Desni. It was based on the 1907 operetta Ein Walzertraum composed by Oscar Straus. It was influential on the development of later Viennese operetta films.[1] Unlike many of UFA's ambitious productions of the 1920s, A Waltz Dream managed to recover its production cost in the domestic market alone.[2]

A Waltz Dream
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Willy Fritsch and others in a scene from the film
Directed byLudwig Berger
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byHans Müller-Einigen (novella)
Leopold Jacobson [de] (libretto)
Felix Dörmann [de] (libretto)
Robert Liebmann
Norbert Falk
StarringWilly Fritsch
Mady Christians
Xenia Desni
Lydia Potechina
Music byOscar Straus (operetta)
Erno Rapee
CinematographyWerner Brandes
Distributed byUFA
Release date
10 December 1925
Running time
105 minutes
German intertitles

The film's art direction was by Rudolf Bamberger.



  1. ^ Kreimeier p.101
  2. ^ Hardt p.77


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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