The Merry Widow (1934)

The Merry Widow


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Movie Info

In this romantic musical comedy, the playboy prince of impoverished Marshovia is assigned to woo and wed the country's wealthiest widow to boost the nation's economy. If he fails, he will lose all of his princely privileges in a court martial. Thus, the prince is sent to Paris to find her.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
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Written By: Ernest Vajda, Samson Raphaelson
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as Prince Danilo

as Queen Dolorex

as King Achmed

as Ambassador Popoff

as Marcelle

as Valet

as Maxim's Manager

as Zizipoff

as Adamovitch

as Sonia's Maid

as Sonia's Maid

as Sonia's Maid

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Maxim Girl

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Waiter

as Prisoner

as Dancer

as Shepherd

as Newspaper Woman

as Defense Attorney

as Prosecuting Attorney

as Ambassador

as Doorman

as Wardrobe Mistress

as Excited Chinese Man

as Animal Woman

as Orthodox Priest

as Fat Lackey

as Fat Lackey

as Fat Lackey

as Gypsy Leader

as Gypsy Violinist

as Violinist

as Arresting Officer

as Head Waiter

as Gabrielovitsch

as Goatman

as Soldier
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Critic Reviews for The Merry Widow

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Lubitsch's charming operetta, based on Franz Lehar's popular work, features great star turns by Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald in their last teaming together.

Full Review… | February 3, 2011

The chemistry between stars Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald seems as tasty as a French pastry.

Full Review… | January 30, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Lubitsch touch is in full swing here. A gem.

November 3, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Audience Reviews for The Merry Widow

Based on Franz Lehar's operetta, The Merry Widown is an amusing and intelligent film.

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