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The Merry Widow (1952 film)

The Merry Widow
Directed by Curtis Bernhardt
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Written by Franz Lehár (operetta)
Victor Léon (libretto)
Leo Stein (libretto)
Sonya Levien
William Ludwig
Starring Lana Turner
Fernando Lamas
Music by Jay Blackton (uncredited)
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Edited by Conrad A. Nervig
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
September 5, 1952 (1952-09-05)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,417,000[1]
Box office $4,500,000[1][2]

The Merry Widow is a 1952 film adaptation of the operetta of the same name by Franz Lehár. It starred Lana Turner (singing voice was dubbed by Trudy Erwin) and Fernando Lamas.

The film received two Academy Award nominations: for Best Art Direction - Set Decoration, Color (Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse, Edwin B. Willis, Arthur Krams) and Best Costume Design, Color.[3]

Synopsis

The young widow Crystal Radek is invited to Marshovia, a small European kingdom, to attend the unveiling of a statue in honour of her deceased husband. The royal coffers are seriously in need of her money so the king sends out count Danilo to seduce her.

Cast

Reception

According to MGM records the film made $2,232,000 in the US and Canada and $2,268,000 overseas resulting in a profit of $27,000.[1]

References

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  2. ^ See also 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954 and 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953
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