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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Diderot's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    A charming Lubitsch musical comedy with a great pairing of Macdonald and Chevalier. It's not one of his masterpieces, but it has some of his most lyrical moments, like when the camera tracks Macdonald dancing by herself before Chevalier finally stands up to join her.

  2. arcondicionado's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    .5 - comforting, like soup. romantic comedy recipe was the same in the 30's.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    Du cinéma de premier ordre pour un metteur en scène au meilleur de sa forme et de sa maîtrise. La grâce de Jeanette Mac Donald et la gouaille de Maurice Chevalier font mouche et de nombreux gags sont purement et simplement géniaux. Subtil et tonique... www.cinefiches.com

  4. Histioteuthis's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    It's weird this was the hardest to find Lubitsch musical for me when it's like the best of them really easily!!

  5. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    None of the subsequent Lubitsch musicals matched the weird, naughty, fizzy energy of The Love Parade, and all of them are dated in their view of love and sex—or is it just that the sexual revolution was so successful that Lubitsch films no longer look so rebellious? But technology was on The Merry Widow's side: this is his most fluid, advanced musical, introducing visual elegance into the sonic merriment.

  6. Brendan's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    Is there ever a moment in a Lubitsch film where we feel uncertain of a character's feelings?

  7. filmcapsule's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    Not as boisterous or energetic as other Lubitsch/Chevalier collaborations like The Smiling Lieutenant or The Love Parade, but it’s nonetheless charming and has some cheeky pre-code fun, and it’s always great to see how Lubitsch brings sophisticated, mobile camerawork to material like this.

  8. Nancarrow's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    trying to locate this gem, any pm'd links would be appreciated!

  9. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    A delicious and carefree viewing experience. Before MGM turned Jeanette MacDonald into an "Iron Butterfly," she was an exquisite light comedienne, under Lubitsch's direction.

  10. The Future Mr. Gitts's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    Charming film. Witty, romantic, and brazen. Still feels fresh today with the Lubitsch Touch on full display.

  11. chanandre's rating of the film The Merry Widow

    [Cinémathèque PT #278: 35 mm]