The Last Waltz (1936 British film)

The Last Waltz is a 1936 British musical film directed by Leo Mittler, and starring Jarmila Novotna, Harry Welchman, and Gerald Barry. Barry also provided some assistance with the direction. It was made at the Billancourt Studios in Paris as the English-language version of the French film La dernière valse. It was part of a trend of operetta films during the middle of the decade, and was based on the 1920 operetta The Last Waltz by Oscar Strauss.

The Last Waltz
Directed byLeo Mittler
Gerald Barry
Produced byGina Carlton
Written byReginald Arkell
Paul Schiller
Julius Brammer (libretto)
Alfred Grünwald (libretto)
Max Wallner (1934 film)
Georg Weber (1934 film)
StarringJarmila Novotna
Harry Welchman
Gerald Barry
Music byOscar Straus
Allan Gray
CinematographyCarl Drews
Warwick Film Productions
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
21 July 1936
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert Gys and Emil Hasler.


See alsoEdit



  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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