The Emperor Waltz (1948) - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) <http://tiny.cc/TEWACYiKACUK/ Description: In 'The Emperor Waltz', Bing Crosby is selling record players to members of the Austrian court of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 'Connecticut Yankee', Johnny Burke 'musicalizes' Mark Twain's classic story as Crosby once again deals with royals: He is a mechanic who gets transported into the past and ends up a wisecracking wizard in King Arthur's court. ============================================================================= The Emperor Waltz (1948) <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040317/ Director: Billy Wilder Cast: Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver, Lucile Watson, Richard Haydn, Harold Vermilyea, Sig Ruman, Julia Dean, Bert Prival, Alma Macrorie, Roberta Jonay, John Goldsworthy, Harry Allen, Gene Ashley, Franco Corsaro, Paul De Corday, Cyril Delevanti, Doris Dowling, Frank Elliott, Jac Fisher, Jack Gargan, William Haade, Len Hendry, Jerry James, James Logan, Leo Lynn, Jean Marshall, Frank Mayo, William Meader, John 'Skins' Miller, Hans Moebus, Vesey O'Davoren, Albert Petit, Albert Pollet, Renee Randall, Norbert Schiller, Count Stefenelli, Robert R Stephenson, Eleanor Tennant, James Vincent, Kathy Young Description: Traveling Salesman Virgil Smith (Bing Crosby) wants to sell his Grammophones in pre-WWI Austria. To enhance this, he especially wants to sell one to Emperor Franz Joseph, but at first the Austrian palace guards think he is carrying a bomb. He meets the Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg (Joan Fontaine), and after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her. (This is assisted by his dog Buttons.) But the relation between a Countess and an ordinary U S citizen cannot work in Austria; that is the Emperor's opinion. Is he wrong? Time: 01:41:57 "Paramount's Crowning Entertainment Achievement! Bing's Best Songs!" ============================================================================= A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041259/ Director: Tay Garnett Cast: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix, Murvyn Vye, Virginia Field, Joseph Vitale, Henry Wilcoxon, Richard Webb, Alan Napier, Julia Faye, Mary Field, Ann Carter, Eric Alden, Fred Aldrich, Lucille Barkley, Colin Campbell, George Cathrey, Tony Cirillo, Charles Coleman, Jim Davies, Donya Dean, Vernon Dent, Lester Dorr, George Douglas, Jimmie Dundee, Tay Dunn, Art Foster, John George, John Goldsworthy, Robert Graham, Alec Harford, Jimmy Hawkins, Timmy Hawkins, Olin Howland, Olaf Hytten, Duke Johnson, Anthony Jowitt, Richard Keene, George Kirby, Larry Lawson, Babe London, Joseph Marr, Doreen McCann, John 'Skins' Miller, Roger Moore, Bob Morgan, Frances Morris, Leonard Mudie, Ottola Nesmith, Georgie Nokes, B G Norman, Vesey O'Davoren, Dorothy Phillips, Hugh Prosser, Joey Ray, Gordon Richards, Russell Saunders, Paul Scardon, Reginald Sheffield, Art Stewart, David Stollery, Fred Sweeney, Larry Thompson, Victor Travers, Harry Wilson, Frederick Worlock, Fred Zendar Description: A bump on the head sends Hank Martin (Bing Crosby), a mechanic in 1912, to Arthurian Britain, 528 AD, where he is befriended by Sir Sagramore le Desirous and gains power by judicious use of technology. He and Alisande, the King's niece (Rhonda Fleming), fall in love at first sight, which draws unwelcome attention from her fiancΘe Sir Lancelot; but worse trouble befalls when Hank meddles in the kingdom's politics. Time: 01:42:36 "Its laughter will ring through the centuries!" ============================================================================= DVD Format: PAL DVD5: 4.31 GiB Color: Color (Technicolor) Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Language: English Subtitles: English; CeskΘ; Dansk; Nederlands; Suomi; Magyar; Norsk; Polski; Svenska Closed Captioned: No Commentary: None Extras: None Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Monaural Total Time: 03:24:33 DVD Studio: Universal Pictures UK Release Date: 2006-05-08 ASIN: B000ENUWMO EAN: 5050582423860 Posting Date: 27 September 2011 Posting Group: alt.binaries.dvd Contact: alt.binaries.multimedia.d PAR2: 15 Universal Blocks [2^4 - 1] - (Repairs any 15 3918848 Byte Articles) Part Size: 536870912 Bytes [2^30 / 2]; 2% Recovery Volumes [REV] Articles/Part: 137 <http://tiny.cc/New137/ yEnc Lines: 30616 [(2^30 / 2) / (2^7 * 137)] More from Isis: <http://tiny.cc/Isis55423/ or <http://tiny.cc/IsisNZB/ Musick hath Charms to soothe a savage Breast: <http://tiny.cc/IsisCD/ "Often imitated, but never duplicated"