The Great Ziegfeld Poster

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 Leonard

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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


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