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The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

The Great Ziegfeld
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William Powell William Powell
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Myrna Loy Myrna Loy
Billie Burke
Luise Rainer Luise Rainer
Anna Held
Frank Morgan Frank Morgan
Jack Billings
Fanny Brice Fanny Brice
Fannie Brice
Virginia Bruce Virginia Bruce
Audrey Dane
Reginald Owen Reginald Owen
Sampston
Ray Bolger Ray Bolger
Ray Bolger


Written by
William Anthony McGuire William Anthony McGuire
(screenplay)


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The Great Ziegfeld

2 years, 11 months ago at Jul 30 16:51
I’m sure that the real story of Florenz Ziegfeld is worthy of a three hour spectacle, but this movie plays so fast and loose with the story, unconcerned with dramatics in fact, that it clearly only wants to move as quickly as possible from one big production number or melodramatic scene to the next. The Great Ziegfeld is probably a more tightly constructed variation of the blossoming genre of th... read more
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Description: Lavish biography of famed Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld, from his beginnings as a carnival sideman, to world fame, featuring numerous musical numbers and cameos by dozens of Ziegfeld ... Full Descriptionnotables. This movie still sets the standard for what musicals should be. The larger-than-life career of stage genius Florenz Ziegfeld is aptly celebrated in this marvelous musical biography. As if the big story and all-star cast weren't enough, they threw in such unforgettable tunes as "If You Knew Susie," "Shine on Harvest Moon," and "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody." ... (more)
Release date: 8 April 1936
UPC: 012569512429
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