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The Merry Widow (1952 film)

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Director  Curtis Bernhardt
Producer  Joe Pasternak
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Musical
Duration  
Country  United States
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Writer  Franz Lehar, Victor Leon, Leo Stein, Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
Release date  September 5, 1952 (1952-09-05)
Cast  Lana Turner (Crystal Radek), Fernando Lamas (Count Danilo), Una Merkel (Kitty Riley), Richard Haydn (Baron Popoff), Thomas Gomez (King of Marshovia), John Abbott (Ambassador)
Screenplay  Sonya Levien, William Ludwig
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The Merry Widow is a 1952 film adaptation of the operetta of the same name by Franz Lehár. It starred Lana Turner (singing voice was dubbed by Trudy Erwin) and Fernando Lamas.

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The film received two Academy Award nominations: for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Color (Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse, Edwin B. Willis, Arthur Krams) and Best Costume Design, Color.

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Synopsis

The young widow Crystal Radek is invited to Marshovia, a small European kingdom, to attend the unveiling of a statue in honour of her deceased husband. The royal coffers are seriously in need of her money so the king sends out count Danilo to seduce her.

Cast

  • Lana Turner as Crystal Radek
  • Fernando Lamas as Count Danilo
  • Una Merkel as Kitty Riley. Merkel played Queen Dolores in the 1934 film version.
  • Richard Haydn as Baron Popoff
  • Thomas Gomez as the King of Marshovia
  • John Abbott as the Marshovian ambassador
  • Marcel Dalio as the police sergeant
  • Reception

    According to MGM records the film made $2,232,000 in the US and Canada and $2,268,000 overseas resulting in a profit of $27,000.

    References

    The Merry Widow (1952 film) Wikipedia
    The Merry Widow (1952 film) IMDb The Merry Widow (1952 film) themoviedb.org


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