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Year
1934
Runtime
99 min.
Director
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
1,666
Checks
530
Favs
46
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
8.7% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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    Siskoid

    Ernst Lubitsch's The Merry Widow suffers from a problem I have with many early musicals: Voices, women's especially, are in operetta mode and combined with the sound recording technology of the time, make some songs difficult to latch onto. That said, I really loved this screwball musical romance. Maurice Chevalier plays a cross between Don Juan and Bugs Bunny, and he and Jeannette MacDonald have great comic chemistry. The support players aren't bad either! I laughed frequently, and the music was generally nice, with plenty of callbacks to give the piece a coherent sound. Among the musical moments are some cool ballroom sequences, adding just the right amount of spectacle to this delightful - and at times impressively saucy - piece of silliness. 1 year 3 months ago
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    jlfitz

    Love Lubitsch's style. MacDonald is excellent in her early movies. 7 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #55 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  2. This movie ranks #141 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  3. This movie ranks #883 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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