Fun Size Review: The Merry Widow (1925)

Mae Murray is a brassy American gal who catches the eye of pretty much every eligible bachelor in a sleazy little European city state. Chaos ensues and also shoes. So many shoes.

Probably Erich von Stroheim’s most accessible film, it contains excellent performances from both Murray and leading man John Gilbert. In the minus column, Erich is Erich and it all gets a bit samey. “Yes, yes, you have offended the bourgeoisie no end but mommy’s on the phone.”

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Mae gets her money and her man and she is a very merry widow indeed.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: A Gold Leaf Sundae. Gaudy and gilded but at it’s core, it’s just chocolate ice cream. Still, chocolate ice cream, yum!

Availability: Released on DVD.


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