The Merry Widow Movie Review 1952

Information and Film Reviews for The Merry Widow the Movie

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2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Rich widow Turner travels to her husband's homeland of Marshovia to dedicate a statue to his memory. The country is deeply in debt and the king would like the widow to marry a local count and remain (along with her fortune). Lamas is charming as the intended bridegroom but Turner, though lovely looking, is miscast; her singing was dubbed by Erwin. Uninspired remake of the 1934 film only benefits from being shot in color and the lavish production values. Based on the operetta by Lehar.


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Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Comedy, Marriage, MGM Musicals, Adapted from a Musical
Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn, Thomas Gomez, John Abbott, Marcel Dalio, King Donovan, Robert Coote, Joi Lansing
Robert L. Surtees
Curtis Bernhardt
Franz Lehar
Gwen Verdon, Trudy Erwin
Joe Pasternak, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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