The Great Ziegfeld

The Great Ziegfeld

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

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In MGM's three-hour-plus The Great Ziegfeld, William Powell stars as the titular theatrical impresario, whose show business empire begins when he stage-manages a tour for legendary strongman Sandow (Nat Pendleton). With nary a penny in the bank, he charms European stage star Anna Held (Luise Rainer) to headline his "Follies," and later marries the luscious Ms. Held. From 1907 onward, Ziegfeld stages annual editions of Broadway's most fabulous revue, dedicated to "Glorifying the American Girl" but also giving ample time to develop the comic talents of Fanny Brice (played by herself), Will Rogers, Eddie Cantor and many others. Eventually, Ziegfeld abandons Ms. Held in favor of other beauties, setting the stage for the "telephone scene" which won Luise Rainer the first of her Oscars.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0883929151677
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 3:05:00
Sales rank: 16,424

Special Features

Closed Caption; Making-Of Documentary Ziegfried 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

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Great Ziegfeld
1. Overture [4:53]
2. Credits [2:00]
3. No Crowd Pleaser [4:43]
4. Eye For The Lady [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 Girl 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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