The Great Ziegfeld Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7193

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 37

Theatrical Release Date: 03/23/1936

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Musical

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Robert Z. Leonard

Actors: Myrna Loy, William Powell, Luise Rainer, Virginia Bruce, Frank Morgan

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

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/27/2019

The overlong, but underwhelming "Great Ziegfeld" is a dated performing arts ordeal.

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sapien - wrote on 06/27/2011

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 - wrote on 08/08/2009

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)

Delorted - wrote on 04/11/2008

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 …

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