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The Merry Widow (1925)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  25 January 1926 (UK)
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A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically.

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Sally - The Merry Widow
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Roy D'Arcy ...
Crown Prince Mirko
Josephine Crowell ...
Queen Milena
George Fawcett ...
King Nikita
Tully Marshall ...
Baron Sadoja
Edward Connelly ...
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Storyline

Prince Danilo falls in love with dancer Sally O'Hara. His uncle, King Nikita I of Monteblanco forbids the marriage because she is a commoner. Thinking she has been jilted by her prince, Sally marries old, lecherous Baron Sadoja, whose wealth has kept the kingdom afloat. When he dies suddenly, Sally must be wooed all over again by Danilo. Written by David Eickemeyer

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Drama | Romance

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25 January 1926 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Viúva Alegre  »

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$608,016 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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May 1924: A $10,000 bonus was offered to Erich von Stroheim by MGM chief Louis B. Mayer if he finished this film in less than six weeks. See more »

Goofs

A title card reads "a prince has a duty to his country higher then [sic] his duty to himself," a grammatical error unusual for such a prestigious studio as MGM. See more »

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Erich von Stroheim's masterpiece!
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This is the kind of silent film that is so enjoyable to watch. Huge budget with a great cast. In the climatic dance sequence, where the "Merry Widow" dances, both Clark Gable and Myrna Loy, both unknowns at the time, were extras.


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