Ziegfeld Follies
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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 Ziegfeld. Not so: this is more in the line of an all-star revue, much like such early talkies as Hollywood Revue of 1929 and Paramount on Parade. We meet a grayed, immaculately garbed Ziegfeld in Paradise (his daily diary entry reads "Another heavenly day"), where he looks down upon the world and muses over the sort of show he'd be putting on were he… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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"A spangled hodgepodge, conjured up for the benefit of Powell-Pressburger and Ken Russell"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"...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."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Large-scale musical with hit or miss tunes"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Uneven anthology with some great Minnelli musical numbers."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Some of the performances are standouts, but just as many are utter duds."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"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"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
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