Great Ziegfeld

Great Ziegfeld

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Director: Robert Z. Leonard

Cast: Robert Z. Leonard, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer

     
 

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This musical biography of the great showman Florenz Ziegfeld has been given a respectful presentation for its release on DVD. The Great Ziegfeld has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The original audio mix has been reproduced in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English, and optional subtitles in English, French,See more details below

Overview

This musical biography of the great showman Florenz Ziegfeld has been given a respectful presentation for its release on DVD. The Great Ziegfeld has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The original audio mix has been reproduced in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English, and optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish are included. Among the bonus materials are a documentary on Ziegfeld and vintage newsreel footage.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
The Great Ziegfeld manages to combine an interesting story with spectacular production numbers, something that MGM musicals of the early sound era achieved on only an occasional basis. William Powell is fine as Florenz Ziegfeld, but it is Best Actress Oscar winner Louise Rainer who shines as Anna Held. Among the film's several pleasures are seeing real-life performers from the Ziegfeld era playing themselves, particularly Fanny Brice, later immortalized by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. Despite its 176-minute running time, The Great Ziegfeld maintains interest between its superb musical production numbers. At a time when the studio system dominated the film industry, MGM was all too happy to prove over and over again that it led the pack when it came to class projects.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
UPC:
0012569512429
Original Release:
1936
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
3:05:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new making-of documentary "Ziegfeld on Film"; Vintage movie premiere newsreel

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Powell Florenz Ziegfeld
Myrna Loy Billie Burke
Luise Rainer Anna Held
Frank Morgan Billings
Fanny Brice Herself
Virginia Bruce Audrey Lane
Reginald Owen Sampston
Ray Bolger Himself
Ernest Cossart Sidney
Joseph Cawthorn Dr. Ziegfeld
Nat Pendleton Sandow
Harriet Hoctor Herself
Jean Chatburn Mary Lou
Paul Irving Erlanger
Herman Bing Schutz
Charles Judels Pierre
Marcelle Corday Marie
Raymond Walburn Sage
A.A. Trimble Will Rogers
Buddy Doyle Eddie Cantor
Suzanne Kaaren Miss Blair
Joan Holland Patricia Ziegfeld
Franklyn Ardell Allen
Jack Baxley Detective
Ray Brown Inspector Doyle
David Burns Clarence
James P. Burtis Bill
Wallis Clark Broker
Clay Clement Actor
Charles Coleman Carriage Starter
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Wife of French Ambassador
Mickey Daniels Telegraph Boy
Sarah Edwards Wardrobe Woman
Leon Errol Himself
Charles Fallon French Ambassador
Susan Fleming Girl with Sage
William M. Griffith Husband
Bert Hanlon Jim
Grace Hayle Wife
Boothe Howard Willie Zimmerman
Mary Howard Miss Carlisle
John Hyams Dave Stamper
Selmar Jackson Customer
Alfred P. James Stage Door Man
Alice Keating Alice
John Larkin Sam
Rosina Lawrence Sally Manners [uncredited]
Edwin Maxwell Charles Froman
Esther Muir Prima Donna
Pat Nixon Extra
Phil Tead Press Agent
Richard Tucker Actor
Lawrence Wheat Actor
Eric Wilton Desk Clerk
Stanley Morner Actor
Evelyn Dockson Fat Woman
Billie Burke Actor
William Demarest Gene Buck
Ruth Gillette Lillian Russell
Gilda Gray Herself
Robert Greig Joe
Mary Lange Actor
Ann Pennington Herself
Charles Trowbridge Julian Mitchell
Dennis Morgan Stage Singer

Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director,Producer
Harold Adamson Songwriter
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Irving Berlin Songwriter
Henri Christine Songwriter
Con Conrad Songwriter
Buddy G. DeSylva Songwriter
Walter Donaldson Songwriter
Seymour Felix Choreography
George Folsey Cinematographer
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Rudolf Friml Songwriter
George Gershwin Songwriter
Merritt B. Gerstad Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
William S. Gray Editor
Eddie Imazu Production Designer
Ray June Cinematographer
Gus Kahn Songwriter
Jerome Kern Songwriter
Art Lange Musical Direction/Supervision
Herb Magidson Songwriter
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Tierney and McCarthy Songwriter
Anthony William McGuire Screenwriter
William Anthony McGuire Screenwriter
Joseph Meyer Songwriter
Channing Pollock Songwriter
Vincent Scotto Songwriter
Dave Stamper Songwriter
Hunt Stromberg Producer
Edwin B. Willis Production Designer
Maurice Yvain Songwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Overture [4:53]
2. Credits [2:00]
3. No Crowd Pleaser [4:43]
4. Eye for the Day [5:16]
5. Flexing Some Muscle [4:04]
6. Lover of All Girls [6:03]
7. Frisco Fraud [3:02]
8. Bound for England [2:39]
9. World's Greatest Actress [3:13]
10. Won't You Come and Play with Me? [1:45]
11. Backstage Criticism [4:23]
12. Money Matters [3:49]
13. Box-Office Loss [1:54]
14. It's Delightful to Be Married [1:29]
15. Milking Publicity [4:37]
16. The Artist Protests [3:32]
17. It's Delightful...to Get Gifts [5:11]
18. Happy (?) Anniversary [5:05]
19. Glorifying the American Girl [3:24]
20. The Follies; If You Knew Susie [2:25]
21. Advice to Will Rogers [3:06]
22. Costume Con [2:32]
23. A Pretty Girls Is Like a Melody [8:13]
24. Intermission and Entr'Acte [1:04]
25. Audrey's Admirer [1:58]
26. You Gotta Pull Strings [1:28]
27. She's a Ziegfeld Follies Girl [3:41]
28. You [6:03]
29. You Never Looked So Beautiful [3:44]
30. Interested in Them All [3:11]
31. Mary Lou [4:01]
32. Yiddle on Your Fiddle [1:45]
33. Queen of the Jungle [1:33]
34. Flo Meets Fanny [4:01]
35. My Man [3:37]
36. Look for the Silver Lining [3:35]
37. Anna Leaves [3:34]
38. Audrey Leaves [2:32]
39. Billie Burke [4:27]
40. Ladies Man in Love [5:11]
41. Phoning Flo [3:35]
42. Holiday Extravagance [2:55]
43. A Circus Must Be Different in a Ziegfeld Show [9:21]
44. Cold Towel [5:00]
45. Four Hits in a Season [2:52]
46. Market Crash [3:25]
47. Fallen Ill [1:58]
48. Final Visitor [5:02]
49. Finest Memories [4:29]
50. Exit Music [3:38]

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