The Merry Widow (1952)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Operetta  |   Release Date - Sep 5, 1952 (USA)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on an operetta by Franz Lehar, this remake of the 1934 original finds a wealthy widow (Lana Turner) returning to her husband's native land to dedicate a memorial to him. The king (Thomas Gomez) of the country, deep in debt, tries to convince her to stay by offering a young count (Fernando Lamas) for her to marry. The film earned Oscar nominations for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration and Best Costumes.

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aristocracy, courtship, debt, deception, economy, fortune [wealth], groom [bridegroom], homeland, king, mistaken-identity, scheme, socialite, songwriter, statue, wealth, widow/widower