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- 99 min.
- Ernst Lubitsch
- Romance, Comedy, Musical
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- Votes *
- 8.5% (1:12)
MMDanhttps://ok.ru/video/1179106740755 4 years ago
SiskoidErnst 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. 4 years 1 month ago
jlfitzLove Lubitsch's style. MacDonald is excellent in her early movies. 10 years 9 months ago
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In 4 official lists
This movie ranks #55 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
BFI's 100 Film Musicals55
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