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The Merry Widow(1934)

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  • Beautiful!

    • RedRain
    • 1/28/14

    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 Lamas and Lana Turner, is quite good but does not have the musical score. I must say, however, than Lana Turner was outstanding as the widow! Back to this version... I have long been a huge fan of Maurice Chevalier and he is wonderfully cast here as Count Danilo, the rake who must save his country by marrying the widow but falls in love with her alter ego. And what can you add about Jeanette MacDonald and her exquisite voice? She is gorgeously gowned in this film and the music from Franz Lehar is everything you could possibly wish for her to sing. This film won the Academy Award for Art Direction and one can easily see why. It is just beautiful to watch!

  • The Merry Widow

    • Mark Sutch
    • 4/12/11

    ***1/2

  • The Greatest Musical

    • keith
    • 9/28/06

    The finest music ever to be in film. Enchanting performances by Maurice Chevalier, Jeannette McDonald and an all-star cast. Charming, funny, romantic, and the most beautiful sets.What a treat for the ears and the eyes.

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