History Film / TheGreatZiegfeld

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.
13th Nov '13 10:30:20 AM freesefan
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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 within a couple of years she was out of Hollywood.

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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 within a couple of years by 1938 she was out of Hollywood.


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* 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.
13th Nov '13 9:32:33 AM freesefan
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It was a huge crtical and commercial 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 within a couple of years she was out of Hollywood.

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It was a huge crtical and commercial 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 within a couple of years she was out of Hollywood.



* TheAlcoholic: Audrey Dane, who is drunk onstage and backstage, and whose indiscretions ruin both her career and Ziegfeld's first marriage.



* QuestionableNewsJudgement: "ANNA HELD LEAVES ZIEGFELD" is a big-type banner headline in a New York newspaper.


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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: "ANNA HELD LEAVES ZIEGFELD" is a big-type banner headline in a New York newspaper.
13th Nov '13 9:27:46 AM freesefan
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* DownerEnding: Ziegfeld is ruined by the stock market crash of 1929, and dies broke, unable to put on another show. (In RealLife, this movie came about after Billie Burke sold the rights to Ziegfeld's life story in an effort to pay off his debts.)



* 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.



* LargeHam: Latter-day viewers may wonder how Luise Rainer won an Oscar for all that overacting.



* QuestionableNewsJudgement: "ANNA HELD LEAVES ZIEGFELD" is a big-type banner headline in a New York newspaper.
* RunningGag: Ziegfeld is constantly stealing business, girlfriends, secretaries, and clients from Billings. Later in the film Billings is shown with a dour, plain secretary, presumably one that Ziegfeld won't try and steal away.



* SheIsAllGrownUp: Mary Lou, the feisty little girl who is studying piano at Ziegfeld's father's house, pops up several years later as an attractive young woman. Ziegfeld completely fails to recognize her. Her obvious sexual attraction for him is a little weird.
* ThoseTwoActors: This was the fourth of ''fourteen'' movies that Powell and Loy starred in together.

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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Mary Lou, the feisty little girl who is studying piano at Ziegfeld's father's house, pops up several years later as an attractive young woman.woman looking for a job as a dancer in his show. Ziegfeld completely fails to recognize her. Her obvious sexual attraction for him is a little weird.
* 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.
* 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.
12th Nov '13 10:41:28 PM freesefan
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* {{Blackface}}: One of the acts in the "Ziegfeld Follies" show, apparently Al Jolson.


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* SexSells: Early in the movie Ziegfeld is having trouble getting customers to see the Sandow the Strongman act. He realizes that rather than centering the act around Sandow lifting things, he should emphasize Sandow's physique. Ziegfeld invites the middle-aged ladies at the circus to feel Sandow's muscles. It works.
12th Nov '13 10:37:20 PM freesefan
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* ThoseTwoActors: William Powell as Ziegfeld, and Myrna Loy as Billie Burke, making this one of their first collaborations that wasn't a [[Film/TheThinMan Thin Man movie]].

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* ThoseTwoActors: William This was the fourth of ''fourteen'' movies that Powell as Ziegfeld, and Myrna Loy as Billie Burke, making this one of their first collaborations that wasn't a [[Film/TheThinMan Thin Man movie]].starred in together.
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