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The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow(1934)

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Brief Synopsis

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.

Cast & Crew

Ernst Lubitsch Director
Maurice Chevalier [Count] Danilo
Jeanette MacDonald Sonia [also known as Fifi]
Edward Everett Horton Ambassador [Popoff]
Una Merkel Queen [Dolores]
George Barbier King [Achmed II]
Minna Gombell Marcelle
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 11 Oct 1934
Release Date:  1934 Production Date:  An Ernst Lubitsch Production
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  99-100 or 110 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • Not bad but still disappointing

    LCF Bill 2018-06-11

    I actually think that the von Stroheim silent version is superior with its superior acting and archly drawn characters. Here, MacDonald is outstanding as... MORE>

  • 1st Rate, Enjoy

    JimS 2018-01-24

    Don't know how many times I have started to watch a Jeanette MacDonald movie with low expectations but ended up captivated by her charm, looks and... MORE>

  • Beautiful!

    RedRain 2014-01-28

    This film has been made several times, including a silent version, but this is the one that has the best musical score. A later version, starring Fernando... MORE>