Not Rated | | Drama, Romance
A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically.
About one-fifth of the film's running time constitute the plot of the original operetta. The preceding storyline was concocted by Erich von Stroheim and Benjamin Glazer.
Sally - The Merry Widow:
Get out of my way you big bum!
Especially given the previous common understanding that a prince has a duty to the state that overrides his duty to himself, it is inconceivable that the first and second in line to the throne would consider, or be allowed to, fight a duel between themselves.
The version shown on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel has the musical score arranged by Dennis James and performed by him on a Möller pipe organ. It is shown at a proper silent movie speed and runs 137 minutes.
$1,917,090 (USA) (31 December 1926)