Starring John Gilbert and Mae Murray
December 1925

A different Stroheim comes forward with "The Merry Widow" - a more gentle, humorous Stroheim who, because of his Continental slant on things, has made a gorgeous picture from the famous operetta. His penchant for showing crass effects is gone. And he's brought forth a different Mae Murray. She becomes a fascinating actress, subject to all the moods of her sex, tho these moods are always under control. John Gilbert as the dashing prince gives the most robust performance of the year. A fat part, he animates it with unbounded charm and vigor. Keeping close at his heels is Roy D'Arcy as the leering heir of the kingdom.

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