"The Great Ziegfeld" (1936)

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"The Great Ziegfeld" (1936)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed. - One of the biggest successes in film in the 1930s and the pride of MGM at the time, it was acclaimed as the greatest musical biography to be made in Hollywood and still remains a standard in musical film making. It won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture for producer Hunt Stromberg, Best Actress for Luise Rainer, and Best Dance Direction for Seymour Felix, and was nominated for four others. Although the film is still praised for its lavish production and as a symbol of glamor and excess during the Golden Age of Hollywood, today The Great Ziegfeld is generally seen less favorably and is considered by many critics to be excessively showy and long at just under three hours."

Genre': Biography, Drama, Musical
Release dates: March 22, 1936 (LA), September 4, 1936 (US)

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Produced by: Hunt Stromberg
Written by: William Anthony McGuire
Music by: Walter Donaldson, Harold Adamson Lyrics
Cinematography: Oliver T. Marsh
Edited by: William S. Gray

Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Virginia Bruce, Reginald Owen, Ray Bolger, Ernest Cossart

Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


Academy Awards (1937 / 9th) *:
  • Best Picture
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Dance Direction
* This was the first year in which the Best Supporting Actor & Actress Categories were awarded!

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