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The Great Ziegfeld (1936) Movie Information

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Robert Z. Leonard


Myrna Loy
William Powell
Luise Rainer
Virginia Bruce
Frank Morgan





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A biography of the life of Florenz Ziegfeld, the famed producer of extravagant stage revues.

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I enjoyed virtually the entire movie. The only thing I didn't like about the movie was how it treated blackface.

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Alex 08/08/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Not a bad movie. Not a good movie. It is dated for sure, but that is expected for 1936. I could almost see what movies were to become from this movie (more tracking shots and transitions). Not deserving of best picture but what was in '36?

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Review - The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (William Powell) was one of the most enterprising and influential people to ever put on a show. His life is documented in the Best Picture winning film, "The Great Ziegfeld."

I can't say I had ever heard of Ziegfeld before seeing this movie, but now that I have I'm amazed that I hadn't. He was a true rags-to-riches story, being that he went back and forth between the two so often. Apparently the film isn't 100% true to his life, but it's such a great film that it doesn't really matter.

I was a little confused with parts. There were two or three big show numbers that interrupted the film and took away some of the magic, but I think what director Robert Z. Leonard might have been doing is making the film itself feel like one of his shows, or at least he felt in or...

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