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The Great Ziegfeld, 1936

The Great Ziegfeld
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  176 min
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The Great Ziegfeld can be described as captivating, exciting, and stylized. The plot revolves around blind ambition, womanizing, and a rise to the top. The main genres are drama, musical, and romance. In approach, The Great Ziegfeld is realistic. It is set, at least in part, in a theater. It is located in New York. The Great Ziegfeld takes place in the 1900s, in the 1910s, and in the 1920s. Visually, it is black and white. The soundtrack is show tunes. The Great Ziegfeld is originally a true story. The movie has received attention for being an Oscar winner.

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The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
The Great Ziegfeld

Summary

Broadway showman Florenz Ziegfeld's (William Powell) life and wives (Luise Rainer, Myrna Loy). more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 22 March 1936
Runtime: 176 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Luise Rainer for Best Actress at the 1936 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Dance Direction at the 1936 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Picture at the 1936 Academy Awards

Cast and Crew

William Powell William Powell As Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Myrna Loy Myrna Loy As Billie Burke
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Anyone who is a fan of 30s movies has to see this one, even if you don't know anything about Flo Ziefeld. The "A Pretty Girl is like a Melody" number is a classic. Be warned though--most of the other musical numbers are far too long. The DVD extras...
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19.September.2010 |  by: Cheryl
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I wanted to give this a better rating, I really did. At nearly three hours, Im glad I watched it in pieces (although it took almost two weeks). Highlights: Ive been exposed to William Powell (who played Ziegfeld). Although not the most likable...
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08.June.2010 |  by: Dingus McKlintok
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