The Merry Widow (1934) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Merry Widow (1934)




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A playboy prince from a small country is forced to court a wealthy widow in order to ensure that her money stays in their homeland.

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Minna Gombell
as Marcelle
Akim Tamiroff
as Manager of Maxim's
Herman Bing
as Zizipoff
Lucien Prival
as Adamovitch
Luana Walters
as Sonia's Maid
Edna Waldron
as Sonia's Maid
Lona Andre
as Maid to Sonia
Patricia Farley
as Maxim Girl
Shirley Chambers
as Maxim Girl
Eleanor Hunt
as Maxim Girl
Jeanine Hart
as Maxim Girl
Dorothy Wilson
as Maxim Girl
Dorothy Granger
as Maxim Girl
Jill Dennett
as Maxim Girl
Mary Jane Halsey
as Maxim Girl
Peggy Watts
as Maxim Girl
Dorothy Dehn
as Maxim Girl
Connie Lamont
as Maxim Girl
Roger Gray
as Policeman
Otto H. Fries
as Policeman
George Magrill
as Policeman
John Roach
as Policeman
Paul Ellis
as Dancer
Evelyn Selbie
as Newspaper Woman
Richard Carle
as Defense Attorney
Morgan Wallace
as Prosecuting Attorney
A.S. Byron
as Doorman
Claudia Coleman
as Wardrobe Mistress
Lee Tinn
as Excited Chinese Man
Nora Cecil
as Animal Woman
Tom Frances
as Orthodox Priest
Dewey Robinson
as Fat Lackey
Russ Powell
as Fat Lackey
Billy Gilbert
as Fat Lackery
Hector V. Sarno
as Gypsy Leader
Bela Loblov
as Gypsy Violinist
Jan Rubini
as Violinist
Jason Robards Sr.
as Arresting Officer
Albert Pollet
as Head Waiter
Rolfe Sedan
as Gabrielovitsch
Jacques Lory
as Goatman
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Critic Reviews for The Merry Widow

All Critics (11)

A perfect realization of a director's dream. And when the director is Ernst Lubitsch, the picture rates very high...

April 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Everybody's old favorite brought strictly up to date by Ernst Lubitsch, and very brightly acted, danced and sung by Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald.

October 11, 2019 | Full Review…

As directed by Ernst Lubitsch, this has its brighter touches, but underneath them all, it's still the same old hokum and I am pretty tired of it.

June 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Lubitsch's charming operetta, based on Franz Lehar's popular work, features great star turns by Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald in their last teaming together.

February 3, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The chemistry between stars Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald seems as tasty as a French pastry.

January 30, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The Lubitsch touch is in full swing here. A gem.

November 3, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Merry Widow

Based on Franz Lehar's operetta, The Merry Widown is an amusing and intelligent film.

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Super Reviewer

I think I like this one more than most of Jeanette MacDonald's films because Nelson Eddy isn't in it to ruin it every time he tries to act!

Valerie G
Valerie G

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