The Merry Widow (1934 film)
The Merry Widow is a 1934 film adaptation of the operetta of the same name by Franz Lehár. It was directed and produced by Ernst Lubitsch and starred Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. A French-language version was produced at the same time and released in France the same year as La Veuve joyeuse.
|The Merry Widow|
theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ernst Lubitsch|
|Produced by||Irving Thalberg|
|Music by||Franz Lehár|
|Cinematography||Oliver T. Marsh|
|Edited by||Frances Marsh (English)|
Adrienne Fazan (French)
|Box office||$2.8 million (worldwide rentals)|
Playboy Captain Danilo (Maurice Chevalier) is ordered by King Achmet of Marshovia (George Barbier) to court and marry Madame Sonia (Jeanette MacDonald), a rich widow who owns a large portion of the kingdom.
- Maurice Chevalier as Captain Danilo
- Jeanette MacDonald as Madame Sonia / Fifi
- Edward Everett Horton as Ambassador Popoff
- Una Merkel as Queen Dolores
- George Barbier as King Achmet
- Minna Gombell as Marcelle
- Ruth Channing as Lulu
- Sterling Holloway as Mischka
- Donald Meek as Valet
- Herman Bing as Zizipoff
- Jason Robards Sr. as Arresting Officer (uncredited)
- Akim Tamiroff as Maxim's Manager (uncredited)
Awards and honorsEdit
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Green, Stanley (1999) Hollywood Musicals Year by Year (2nd ed.), pub. Hal Leonard Corporation ISBN 0-634-00765-3 page 34
- "The Merry Widow". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
- "AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-13.
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- The Merry Widow on IMDb
- The Merry Widow at the TCM Movie Database
- The Merry Widow at AllMovie
- La veuve joyeuse at the American Film Institute Catalog
- La Veuve joyeuse on IMDb
- La Veuve joueuse at the TCM Movie Database
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