Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Musical
The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.
Taking into account the roadshow theatrical release, it is the first film to be nominated or win the Academy Award for Best Picture that has a running time that is longer than three hours.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.:
Gentlemen never argue about gentlemen's gentlemen.
The "A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody" number incorporates snippets of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue", which was premiered circa 1924, but after its performance Anna Held, who died in 1918, is still portrayed as alive and married to Ziegfeld.
The opening credits display the title of the film and the names of the stars in marquee lights, as they would be on Broadway.
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