The Merry Widow (1952 film)
|The Merry Widow|
|Directed by||Curtis Bernhardt|
|Produced by||Joe Pasternak|
|Written by||Franz Lehár (operetta)|
Victor Léon (libretto)
Leo Stein (libretto)
|Music by||Jay Blackton (uncredited)|
|Edited by||Conrad A. Nervig|
|September 5, 1952|
The young widow Crystal Radek is invited to Marshovia, a small European kingdom, to attend the unveiling of a statue in honour of her deceased husband. The royal coffers are seriously in need of her money so the king sends out count Danilo to seduce her.
- Lana Turner as Crystal Radek
- Fernando Lamas as Count Danilo
- Una Merkel as Kitty Riley. Merkel played Queen Dolores in the 1934 film version.
- Richard Haydn as Baron Popoff
- Thomas Gomez as the King of Marshovia
- John Abbott as the Marshovian ambassador
- Marcel Dalio as the police sergeant
- Lisa Ferraday as Marcella
According to MGM records, the film made $2,232,000 in the US and Canada and $2,268,000 overseas resulting in a profit of $27,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- See also 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954 and 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953
- "NY Times: The Merry Widow". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
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