• The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

The Great Ziegfeld

Release Date: 1936

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

This lively biopic depicts the rise of Florenz Ziegfeld (William Powell), a theater producer who became renowned during the 1920s for his lavish stage productions. Starting out by promoting individual performers, Ziegfeld established revues featuring dozens of women, shows that developed into his famous Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. His appreciation of women is also apparent off-stage, leading to a love triangle involving actresses Anna Held (Luise Rainer) and Billie Burke (Myrna Loy).

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

Director: Robert Z. Leonard

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Engaging, Love triangle, Wife, Rise, New York City, Amusing, England

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Awards

Winner Dance Direction
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Writing (Original Story)
Winner Outstanding Production
Winner Actress
Nominated Directing