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The Great Ziegfeld

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Original title
The Great Ziegfeld
Year
Running time
176 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
William Anthony McGuire
Music
Walter Donaldson
Cinematography
Ray June, Oliver T. Marsh, Karl Freund, George Folsey, Merritt Gerstad (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Musical | Biography
Synopsis / Plot
At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, sideshow barker Flo Ziegfeld turns the tables on his more successful neighbor Billings, and steals his girlfriend to boot. This pattern is repeated throughout their lives, as Ziegfeld makes and loses many fortunes putting on ever bigger, more spectacular shows (sections of which appear in the film). French revue star Anna Held becomes his first wife, but it's not easy being married to the man who "glorified the American girl." Late in life, now married to Billie Burke, he seems to be all washed up, but...
Awards
1936: 3 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Actress (Luise Rainer), Choreography. 7 Nominations
1936: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Luise Rainer)
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