The Merry Widow
The Merry Widow (1925)

This silent adaptation of Franz Lehar's famous operetta (in which precious little of the original story was retained) was a rare event in Erich Von Stroheim's directorial career -- a critical and commercial success that the director… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 26, 1925
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2011
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Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age

Franz Lehar's opera is transformed by von Stroheim into a work of comic rivalry punctuated by a reductive male gaze, bursts of skittering violence, and eventual redemption

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though seemingly a typical Hollywood escapist film it still evokes something more poetical.

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Sean Axmaker

Stroheim revels in the mind-blowing decadence of the playground of royal existence...

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