The Great Ziegfeld

The Great Ziegfeld
The Great Ziegfeld
  • UR
  • 2h 56m
  • 1936
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America's most famous showman, promoter and enduring entertainment icon--a man who dominated Broadway theater for decades--The Great Ziegfeld. William Powell and Myrna Loy (The Thin Man films) star as Flo Ziegfeld and his second wife, Billie Burke, who played Glinda the good witch in The Wizard of Oz. This Academy Award-winning film interweaves the life of the promoter--from his start promoting his first wife, the beautiful Anna Held (Luise Rainer), through decades of legendary Broadway Follies revues and his discovery of such stars as Fanny Brice and Will Rogers--with re-creations of Ziegfeld's lavish musical stage productions.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh64%
Critics Consensus: This biopic is undeniably stylish, but loses points for excessive length, an overreliance on clichés, and historical inaccuracies.
Reviews
New York Daily News
Kate Cameron
Fresh

The producers are to be congratulated on every phase of the beautiful production except their lack...

June 25, 2017
TIME Magazine
TIME Staff
Fresh

Pretentious, packed with hokum and as richly sentimental as an Irving Berlin lyric, it is, as such...

February 15, 2019
New York Times
Frank S. Nugent
Fresh

If the picture overcrowds its screen, at least we must admit it is an impressive kaleidoscope; and...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:April 8, 1936
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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