The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

  • NR
  • 1934
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 7.2  (2,568)

Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald (in her career-defining role) star in this song-and-dance filled romp directed by Ernst Lubitsch, perhaps the most memorable of several film adaptations of Franz Lehar's operetta. In 1885, King Achmed (George Barbier) strives to protect the financial interests of his small, poor kingdom of Marshovia in Central Europe. When the kingdom's wealthiest widow, Sonia (MacDonald), goes off to Paris, the king sends the village's greatest lover, Prince Danilo (Chevalier), to woo her so she will marry him and return to the small kingdom with her riches. But Danilo is distracted from his royal task by the many lovely Parisian women.

The Merry Widow
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Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald (in her career-defining role) star in this song-and-dance filled romp directed by Ernst Lubitsch, perhaps the most memorable of several film adaptations of Franz Lehar's operetta. In 1885, King Achmed (George Barbier) strives to protect the financial interests of his small, poor kingdom of Marshovia in Central Europe. When the kingdom's wealthiest widow, Sonia (MacDonald), goes off to Paris, the king sends the village's greatest lover, Prince Danilo (Chevalier), to woo her so she will marry him and return to the small kingdom with her riches. But Danilo is distracted from his royal task by the many lovely Parisian women.

The Merry Widow is a 1934 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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  • Release Date
    1934
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (2,568)