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The Merry Widow (1952)

Operating under royal orders, a count must woo a young and wealthy widow in order to save a kingdom from bankruptcy.

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Kitty Riley
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Baron Popoff
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King of Marshovia
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Marshovian Ambassador
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Police Sergeant
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Nitki
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Marquis De Crillon
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Gypsy Girl (as Sujata)
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Marcella
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Kunjany
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Major Domo (as Ludwig Stossel)
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Storyline

Marshovia, a small European kingdom, is on the brink of bankruptcy but the country may be saved if the wealthy American Crystal Radek, widow of a Marshovian, can be convinced to part with her money and marry the king's nephew count Danilo. Arriving to Marshovia on a visit, Crystal Radek change places with her secretary Kitty. Following them to Paris, Danilo has a hard time wooing the woman he believes is the widow after falling in love with an attractive young woman at a nightclub, the same Crystal Radek who presents herself as Fifi the chorus girl. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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5 September 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Viúva Alegre  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A Merry Widow is a short, strapless corset or corselette with half-cups for the breasts and long garters. It was first made by the foundations company Warner's of Bridgeport, CT in 1952, to coincide with the release of this movie. See more »

Connections

Version of The Merry Widow (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

The Merry Widow Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Lehár
Lyrics by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Sung by Fernando Lamas and Lana Turner (dubbed by Trudy Erwin)
Danced by chorus
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Great Movie
23 September 2000 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This movie is wonderful. You can relax and enjoy a romantic film with one of the most handsome and sensuous leading men in Hollywood history - Fernando Lamas. And Lana Turner is beautiful. The movie allows you to forget about your worries and just enjoy a wonderful, romantic time.


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