Written by Don Hartman and Frank Butler,
from a story by Billy Wilder and H. S. Kraft.
Starred Jack Oakie, Fritz Leiber, Fred
This light musical documents the rivalry
between a Vienna Waltz studio and an American Jazz band
next to each other. In Vienna, "Franz Strauss"
(Leiber) stews because his waltz palace is losing business
to Oakie's jazz club next door. The headliner
is Buzzy Bellew (Fred MacMurray) playing the trumpet.
While in search of chewing gum, he pretends to be the
United States consul in order to romance Strauss's daughter
the Opera star Elsa Strauss played by Gladys Swarthout.
Later he changes the story to an icebox salesman.
At the same time Oakie is falling for a countess who's
sold him a fake silver service. Then things gets
complicated! Vintage screwball and music from the story
co-authored by Billy Wilder. The mediocre music did
nothing to assist Swarthout in this role.
Blue Danube Waltz
Could I Be In Love?
When Is A Kiss Not A Kiss?
Paradise In Waltz Time