Ziegfeld Follies

Directed by: Roy del Ruth, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Charles Walters, , USA, 1945

  • FSK 12  
  • Genre: Musical,
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Plakatmotiv Ziegfeld Follies, © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)


Cast and Credits

Production Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Producer Arthur Freed
Director Roy del Ruth
Vincente Minnelli
George Sidney
Charles Walters
Scenario Philip Rapp [(not credited)]
Director of Photography George J. Folsey
Charles Rosher
Composer Roger Edens
George Gershwin
Editor Albert Akst
Art Director Cedric Gibbons
Set Decoration Marc Alper
Marc Alper
Costume Design Helen Rose
Cast Fred Astaire
Lucille Ball
Marion Bell
Lucille Bremer
Fanny Brice
Cyd Charisse
Naomi Childers [The Duchess]
Judy Garland
Kathryn Grayson
Lena Horne
Gene Kelly
Victor Moore
William Powell
Red Skelton
Audrey Totter [Telephone Operator (not credited)]
Audrey Totter

Technical specifications
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,37 - Ratio: 1:1,37 - Color Technicolor,Length: 120 minutes
Sound System: mono
First Screening: August 13, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts
FSK ab 12 Jahren,
Reviews in German: " An excuse for MGM to get as many of its stars as possible on screen. What plot there is hangs on Powell as Flo Ziegfeld dreaming up an ideal Broadway review. This ranges from the godawful comedy sketches of Skelton and Ball, through the bizarre 'Baby Snooks' skit from Brice, via the wasted musical contributions of Garland and Horne, to the sublime talent of Astaire when he's dancing with Lucille Bremer (who was never promoted as much as she should have been by the studio) and his only duet with Kelly. Pick out the bits you enjoy and ignore the rest. " (Channel 4 Film)

"The film's best numbers ... are a couple of comedy skits, especially one done by Red Skelton. Fanny Brice plays a Bronx hausfrau quite ... funnily. Judy Garland is also amusing as a movie queen giving an interview. Ziegfeld Follies is entertaining - and that's what it's meant to be!" - Bosley Crowther, The New York Times, 1946


"... At least three of the numbers would highlight any review on stage or screen. In 'A Great Lady Has an Interview,' Judy Garland, with six leading men, displays an unexpected flair for occupational satire." - Newsweek, April 1, 1946

"Vor allem eine höchst aufwendige Zusammenstellung der besten Show-Nummern des amerikanischen Musicals der Vierziger Jahre. Als solches nach wie vor sehenswert." (lhg)

General Information

Ziegfeld Follies is a motion picture produced in the year 1945 as a USA production. The Film was directed by Charles Walters, Vincente Minnelli, with Audrey Totter, Lucille Ball, Marion Bell, Lucille Bremer, Fanny Brice, in the leading parts. We have currently no synopsis of this picture on file;



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IMDb - International Movie Data Base Nr. tt0039116
KinoTV Database Nr. 38595

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