THE MERRY WIDOW
1934, Warner Bros., 99 min, USA, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch

Director Ernst Lubitsch reunites his LOVE PARADE stars Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald for this effervescent adaptation of Franz Lehar’s operetta. When the kingdom of Marshovia teeters on insolvency, a playboy is asked to marry a wealthy widow and keep her fortune from leaving the country. Both English and French language versions of this musical comedy were shot simultaneously; the American release earned an Oscar for Art Direction


GIGI
1958, Warner Bros., 119 min, USA, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Director Vincente Minnelli’s GIGI is an absolutely delightful, spirited musical adaptation of Colette's novel about a sweet young girl (Leslie Caron) trained by her aunt for the world's oldest profession in turn-of-the-century Paris. Winner of nine Oscars including Best Picture. With Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan.


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