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The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow (1934)

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Release Date: Nov 2, 1934 Wide

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Ernst Lubitsch directs the 1934 musical comedy The Merry Widow, based on the 1905 operetta by Franz Lehar. In 1885, King Achmed (George Barbier) strives to protect the financial interests of his small, poor kingdom of Marshovia in Central Europe. When the kingdom's wealthiest widow, Sonia (Jeanette MacDonald), goes off to Paris, the king sends the village's greatest lover, Prince Danilo (Maurice Chevalier), off to marry her. The king demands that Danilo must romance and marry Sonia so she will

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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.

February 3, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The chemistry between stars Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald seems as tasty as a French pastry.

January 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The Lubitsch touch is in full swing here. A gem.

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

Not Lubitsch's best, but still Lubitsch

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Based on Franz Lehar's operetta, The Merry Widown is an amusing and intelligent film.
October 8, 2009
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