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The Merry Widow
Directed by:
Ernst Lubitsch

"The Merry Widow" (also known as "Vedova allegra, La", "Lustige Witwe, Die") is a Musical/Comedy/Romance film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and written by Henri Meilhac (based on play L'attaché d'Ambassade), Victor Léon (libretto based on book and lyrics by), and Ernst Lubitsch (adaptation), released on October 11 of 1934 in the USA . Maurice Chevalier is starring, alongside Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel, George Barbier and Minna Gombell.

The musical that set all the standards.

Who directed "The Merry Widow":

The Merry Widow was directed by Ernst Lubitsch, a German director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before making The Merry Widow, Ernst Lubitsch had directed Design for Living, released in 1933, If I Had a Million (1932), Trouble in Paradise (1932), One Hour with You (1932), Broken Lullaby (1932), and The Smiling Lieutenant (1931). Since, he directed Angel, released in 1937, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938), Ninotchka (1939), The Shop Around the Corner (1940), That Uncertain Feeling (1941), and To Be or Not to Be (1942).

What was the release date of "The Merry Widow":

The Merry Widow was first released on Thursday, October 11, 1934, in the United States.. This was eighty-five (85) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 in France; Saturday, April 08, 1950 in Germany and on Friday, October 11, 1935 in Spain.

What is the casting of "The Merry Widow":

At the casting of The Merry Widow we find Maurice Chevalier, previously seen in A Bedtime Story (1933) and Love Me Tonight (1932); Jeanette MacDonald (The Cat and the Fiddle (1934), Love Me Tonight (1932)); Edward Everett Horton (Ladies Should Listen (1934), Kiss and Make-Up (1934)) [ more... ]

  • Jeanette MacDonald, Sterling Holloway and Herman Bing can be seen in The Cat and the Fiddle, released in 1934.
  • George Barbier and Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald can be seen in One Hour with You, released in 1932.
  • Herman Bing and Jeanette MacDonald, George Barbier also appeared together in Sweethearts, released in 1938.
  • Una Merkel, George Barbier and Herman Bing can all be seen in The Cat's-Paw, released in 1934.
  • George Barbier and Maurice Chevalier, Edward Everett Horton have all also be seen in A Bedtime Story, released in 1933.

What is the Storyline of "The Merry Widow":

Playboy Count 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.


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