The Merry Widow (1934)

The Merry Widow (1934)




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A playboy prince from a small country is forced to court a wealthy widow in order to ensure that her money stays in their homeland.
Classics , Musical & Performing Arts
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Una Merkel
as Queen
Minna Gombell
as Marcelle
Donald Meek
as Valet
Akim Tamiroff
as Manager of Maxim's
Herman Bing
as Zizipoff
Lucien Prival
as Adamovitch
Luana Walters
as Sonia's Maid
Edna Waldron
as Sonia's Maid
Lona Andre
as Maid to Sonia
Patricia Farley
as Maxim Girl
Shirley Chambers
as Maxim Girl
Maria Troubetskoy
as Maxim Girl
Eleanor Hunt
as Maxim Girl
Jeanine Hart
as Maxim Girl
Dorothy Wilson
as Maxim Girl
Barbara Barondess
as Maxim Girl
Dorothy Granger
as Maxim Girl
Jill Dennett
as Maxim Girl
Mary Jane Halsey
as Maxim Girl
Peggy Watts
as Maxim Girl
Dorothy Dehn
as Maxim Girl
Connie Lamont
as Maxim Girl
Charles Requa
as Escort
Tyler Brooke
as Escort
John Merkyl
as Escort
Roger Gray
as Policeman
Otto H. Fries
as Policeman
George Magrill
as Policeman
John Roach
as Policeman
Gino Corrado
as Waiter
Perry Ivins
as Waiter
Virginia Field
as Prisoner
Paul Ellis
as Dancer
Leonid Kinskey
as Shepherd
Evelyn Selbie
as Newspaper Woman
Richard Carle
as Defense Attorney
Morgan Wallace
as Prosecuting Attorney
A.S. Byron
as Doorman
Claudia Coleman
as Wardrobe Mistress
Lee Tinn
as Excited Chinese Man
Nora Cecil
as Animal Woman
Tom Frances
as Orthodox Priest
Winter Hall
as Priest
Matty Roubert
as Newsboy
Dewey Robinson
as Fat Lackey
Russ Powell
as Fat Lackey
Billy Gilbert
as Fat Lackery
Hector V. Sarno
as Gypsy Leader
Bela Loblov
as Gypsy Violinist
Jan Rubini
as Violinist
Jason Robards Sr.
as Arresting Officer
Albert Pollet
as Head Waiter
Rolfe Sedan
as Gabrielovitsch
Jacques Lory
as Goatman
Lane Chandler
as Soldier
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Critic Reviews for The Merry Widow

All Critics (8)

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)

Not Lubitsch's best, but still Lubitsch

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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July 9, 2005

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Merry Widow

The old chestnut given the Lubitsch touch, with Chevalier & MacDonald in their final film together; a little draggy at times, but the music (including "Vilia," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Maxims" and the title waltz) is still beguiling, with updated lyrics by Rodgers & Hart.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Jeanette MacDonald continues to be lovely and have a nice singing voice, but I really can't stand Maurice Chevalier; he's just too, "French."

Matt Heiser
Matt Heiser

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

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