The Merry Widow444

Chestnut Hill Film Group’s “Tuesday Nights at the Movies” continues on Nov. 4 with the 1934 film “The Merry Widow.”

When a wealthy widow leaves Marshovia for Paris, the country she left behind faces an existential threat. Marshovia will go under without the widow, being as she pays the majority of the taxes and owns a large portion of the kingdom. To counter the potentially devastating outcome, the King of Marshovia orders a playboy to court and marry the widow to boost the nation’s economy, but not all goes to plan.

The film was directed by Ernst Lubitsch and stars Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier. The film was adapted from a Franz Lehar’s 1907 operetta of the same name. It won an Oscar at the 1935 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction. It currently has an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Woodmere Art Museum. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free, although donations are recommended.

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