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The Merry Widow

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This silent adaptation of [[Performer~P99230~Franz Lehar~franzlehár]]'s famous operetta (in which precious little of the original story was retained) was a rare event in [[Performer~P118401~Erich Von Stroheim~erichvonstroheim]]'s directorial career -- a critical and commercial success that the director was also able to complete according to his wishes (though in the latter years of his life, he would claim that the film's final moments were forced upon him by studio brass intent on a happier ending...more

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