History Film / TheGreatZiegfeld

13th Aug '16 10:25:29 PM jamespolk
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* YourCheatingHeart: Ziegfeld has an affair with Audrey Dane--or it least it it very strongly implied that he does. Thanks to TheHaysCode, it's never explicitly shown.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Ziegfeld has an affair with Audrey Dane--or it least it it very strongly implied that he does. Thanks to TheHaysCode, UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, it's never explicitly shown.
13th Aug '16 10:25:19 PM jamespolk
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It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. Rainer stars as Anna Held, Ziegfeld's first wife, a French singer who Ziegfeld manages to sign in what is a big step forward for his career. Loy is Ziegfeld's second wife, stage and film performer Billie Burke (the RealLife Burke played Glinda in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'').

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It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. Rainer stars as Anna Held, Ziegfeld's first wife, a French singer who Ziegfeld manages to sign in what is a big step forward for his career. Loy is Ziegfeld's second wife, stage and film performer Billie Burke (the RealLife Burke played Glinda in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'').
''Film/TheWizardOfOz''). And speaking of ''The Wizard of Oz'', Frank Morgan plays Billings, one of Ziegfeld's producer rivals.



* CallForward: Ziegfeld suggests that Will Rogers expand his act beyond rope tricks, by including jokes and commentary on current event. Rogers, of course, became very famous by doing exactly that.

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* CallForward: Ziegfeld suggests that Will Rogers expand his act beyond rope tricks, by including jokes and commentary on current event.events. Rogers, of course, became very famous by doing exactly that.



* FriendlyRivalry: Between Ziegfeld and his rival producer, Mr. Billings ([[Film/TheWizardOfOz Frank Morgan]]). They are constantly trying to one-up each other, with Ziegfeld usually winning.

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* FriendlyRivalry: Between Ziegfeld and his rival producer, Mr. Billings ([[Film/TheWizardOfOz Frank Morgan]]).Billings. They are constantly trying to one-up each other, with Ziegfeld usually winning.



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* OscarBaitOscarBait: Big splashy biopic of a showbiz impresario, with lots of musical numbers.
13th Aug '16 10:21:59 PM jamespolk
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13th Aug '16 10:18:28 PM jamespolk
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It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows.

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It is a {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows.
shows. Rainer stars as Anna Held, Ziegfeld's first wife, a French singer who Ziegfeld manages to sign in what is a big step forward for his career. Loy is Ziegfeld's second wife, stage and film performer Billie Burke (the RealLife Burke played Glinda in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'').


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13th Aug '16 10:06:24 PM jamespolk
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A 1936 {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Broadway's most famous producer of his day, who among other things staged the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. The film stars Creator/WilliamPowell as Ziegfeld, Myrna Loy as Ziegfeld's second wfe Billie Burke, and Luise Rainer as his first wife, Anna Held.

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A ''The Great Ziegfeld'' is a 1936 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard, starring Creator/WilliamPowell, Luise Rainer, and Myrna Loy.

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{{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Jr. (Powell) Broadway's most famous producer of his day, who among other things staged day. From humble beginnings as a carnival barker managing a strongman, Ziegfeld reaches the heights of success, producing hit show after hit show and staging the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. The film stars Creator/WilliamPowell as Ziegfeld, Myrna Loy as Ziegfeld's second wfe Billie Burke, and Luise Rainer as his first wife, Anna Held.
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26th May '16 3:39:22 PM Nylsa
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* ThoseTwoActors: This was the fourth of ''fourteen'' movies that Powell and Loy starred in together. This one is a little different from ''Film/TheThinMan'' and most of their other co-starring vehicles, as this is a William Powell film with Loy appearing only in the final third.
3rd Aug '15 8:01:59 PM jamespolk
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A 1936 {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Broadway's most famous producer of his day, who among other things staged the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. The film stars William Powell as Ziegfeld, Myrna Loy as Ziegfeld's second wfe Billie Burke, and Luise Rainer as his first wife, Anna Held.

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A 1936 {{Biopic}} about Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., Broadway's most famous producer of his day, who among other things staged the famous Ziegfeld Follies. It is also a showcase for numbers from his most famous shows. The film stars William Powell Creator/WilliamPowell as Ziegfeld, Myrna Loy as Ziegfeld's second wfe Billie Burke, and Luise Rainer as his first wife, Anna Held.
20th May '15 5:15:41 PM nombretomado
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It was a huge success, winning the AcademyAward for Best Picture and Best Actress for Rainer. The next year Rainer won again for ''Literature/TheGoodEarth'', making her the first person ever to win back-to-back acting Oscars and one of only four to this day (the others being Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Creator/TomHanks). Oddly, not long after picking up her second golden statue her career tanked and by 1938 she was out of Hollywood.

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It was a huge success, winning the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture and Best Actress for Rainer. The next year Rainer won again for ''Literature/TheGoodEarth'', making her the first person ever to win back-to-back acting Oscars and one of only four to this day (the others being Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/KatharineHepburn, and Creator/TomHanks). Oddly, not long after picking up her second golden statue her career tanked and by 1938 she was out of Hollywood.
17th Feb '14 1:51:39 PM Tarlonniel
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* PrettyInMink: His first wife wears and ermine muff, hat, and trimmed jacket. His second wife is given a chinchilla cape for Christmas.

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* PrettyInMink: His first wife wears and an ermine muff, hat, and trimmed jacket. His second wife is given a chinchilla cape for Christmas.
13th Nov '13 10:34:45 AM freesefan
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* FakeNationality: Anna Held, who was born to French and Polish parents is played by German actress Luise Rainer.
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