The Emperor Waltz

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In this light-hearted musical Bing Crosby plays an American gramophone salesman determined to sell one of his machines to the Austrian Emperor. His plans change when he meets a young countess (Joan Fontaine) and her pet poodle. 

This film launches our series of movies that were nominated for the Best Costume Oscar. The Academy first recognized costume designers in 1948, the year this film was made, and The Emperor Waltz was the first nomination for the legendary Edith Head.

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