Ziegfeld Follies

United States, 1946

Film
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In a brief introductory passage, the now-dead showman, Ziegfield (William Powell), reminisces over his past triumphs (very well depicted with puppets). He then plans, from Heaven, a new “Follies”. The elaborate acts of his vision follow, with Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly, Esther Williams, Judy Garland and Kathryn Grayson. Interspersed are three good comedy routines featuring Victor Moore, Ed Arnold, Fanny Brice, Hume Cronin and Red Skelton.

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Credits

director

Vincente Minnelli

producer

Arthur Freed

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Duration

01:45:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1946

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303043

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2186004

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