The Merry Widow


Erich von Stroheim
USA 1925
117 min

Stroheims satire on the Viennese aristocracy has lost none of its bite and visual elegance with the years. Stroheim took the operettas central theme a prince who falls in love with an American actress and used it to portray a decadent aristocracy and court intrigue. Some of his more sardonic scenes were apparently removed in the producers release version but this did not prevent it from becoming an enormous popular success. (Georges Sadoul)

  • Mae Murray - Sally O'Hara
  • John Gilbert - Prinz Danilo
  • Sidney Bracey - Danilos Diener
  • Albert Conti - Adjutant des Prinzen Danilo
  • Josephine Cromwell - Königin Milena
  • Roy D'Arcy - Kronprinz Mirko
  • George Fawcett - König Nikita
  • Tully Marshall - Baron Sadoja
  • Benjamin Glazer
  • Erich von Stroheim nach dem Libretto «Die Lustige Witwe» von Victor Leon und Leo Stein
  • Frank E. Hull
  • Margaret Booth
  • Franz Lehár
  • William Axt
  • David Mendoza
  • Cedric Gibbons
  • Richard Day
  • Aljoscha Zimmermann
  • Richard Day
  • Erich von Stroheim
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35 mm
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