Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

The presence of William Powell as legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld at the beginning of Ziegfeld Follies might lead an impressionable viewer from thinking that this 1946 film is a Technicolor sequel to the 1936 Oscar-winning The Great… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce

A spangled hodgepodge, conjured up for the benefit of Powell-Pressburger and Ken Russell

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...an elaborate showcase for the exceptional musical and comedy talents of MGM's biggest stars, with no messy story line or characterizations getting in the way.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Large-scale musical with hit or miss tunes

Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Uneven anthology with some great Minnelli musical numbers.

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Christopher Null

Some of the performances are standouts, but just as many are utter duds.

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Emanuel Levy

Though not one of Minnelli (or MGM's) best musicals, this pastice is worth seeing for the dancing of Astarire and Kelly (the first and only time), Fanny Brice's shtick, and Judy Garland satirizing Greer Garson

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Mark Bourne

Technically it's magnificent overkill, from Minnelli's swooping crane shots to the turning, floating 'Hello Dali!' carnival-wedding-cake scenic design to the intense Technicolor that burned holes in retinas.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
As it says in the movie, "Ziegfeld never cared so much about villains, plot, stories. The Ziegfeld Follies was itself a story of an era". So, while it… More
Aj V
This movie doesn't exactly have a story, it's more of a showcase of song and dance numbers starring many great actors. A nice picture of the Ziegfeld… More
jay nixon
watch the musical numbers, skip the rest