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Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

The Merry Widow

Unclassified 15+
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

14 Dec

One can almost whiff the stench of decay that palls across the Hapsburg Empire in Stroheim’s characteristically cluttered, meticulously detailed and opulent opus. Fascinatingly weird and grotesque characters parade across the film’s visually brilliant tableaux while the romance between Prince Danilo (John Gilbert) and the “Merry Widow” (Mae Murray) unfolds.

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  • Shot by Oliver T. Marsh and designed by the great Cedric Gibbons. Joan Crawford and Clark Gable appear as ballroom dancing extras. 35mm print courtesy of The Library of Congress.