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THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (Musical/Biography - NR)
PRODUCER: Henry Blanke

ABOUT THE FILM

This big, flamboyant musical follows the career of Florenz Ziegfeld, "The Ziegfeld Follies", and the details of his two marriages.

DIRECTED BY:

Robert Z. Leonard (who received a nomination).

THE CAST INCLUDES

William Powell
(ONE WAY PASSAGE, MY MAN GODFREY, THE THIN MAN, LIFE WITH FATHER, MR. ROBERTS)

Myrna Loy (THE THIN MAN, A CONNECTICUT YANKEE, LOVE ME TONIGHT, THE MASK OF FU MANCHU, WHEN LADIES MEET, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE APRIL FOOLS, AIRPORT 75)

Luise Rainer / Oscared!
(THE GOOD EARTH, THE BIG CITY, HOSTAGES)

With Frank Morgan, Virgina Bruce, Fannie Brice, Leon Errol, Gilda Gray, Ray Bolger, Nat Pendleton, Reginald Owen, and Stanley Morner (Dennis Morgan).

NOTES & TRIVA

Seymour Felix won an Oscar for Dance Direction for the musical number "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody".

Myrna Loy, his second wife is also William Powell's co-star (wife) in six THE THIN MAN movies.

The telephone scene with Luise Rainer is still considered a classic.

OTHER NOMINATIONS

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Direction
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OTHER "BEST PICTURE" NOMINATIONS

ANTHONY ADVERSE
DODSWORTH
LIBELED LADY
MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
ROMEO AND JULIET
SAN FRANCISCO
THE STORY OF LOUIS PASTEUR
A TALE OF TWO CITIES

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