The Merry Widow Movie Review 1934

Information and Film Reviews for The Merry Widow the Movie

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2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

The first sound version of the famous Franz Lehar operetta, dealing with a playboy from a bankrupt kingdom who must woo and marry the land's wealthy widow or be tried for treason. A delightful musical comedy, with a sterling cast and patented Lubitschian gaiety. Made as a silent in 1912 and 1925; remade in color in 1952.


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Available on VHS
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Comedy, MGM Musicals, Adapted from a Musical
Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Minna Gombell, Ruth Channing, Sterling Holloway, Henry Armetta, Barbara Leanard, Donald Meek, Akim Tamiroff, Herman Bing
Ernst Lubitsch
Franz Lehar, Lorenz Hart
MGM, Irving Thalberg

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