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The Merry Widow (1934) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Ernst Lubitsch

Writing Credits  

Ernest Vajda ... (screen play) and
Samson Raphaelson ... (screen play)
 
Viktor Léon ... (based on book and lyrics by) (as Victor Leon) and
Leo Stein ... (based on book and lyrics by)
 
Marcel Achard
Lorenz Hart ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
Ernst Lubitsch ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
Viktor Léon ... (libretto Die lustige Witwe)
Henri Meilhac ... (based on play "L'attaché d'Ambassade") (uncredited)
Samson Raphaelson
Leo Stein ... (libretto Die lustige Witwe)
Ernest Vajda

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Maurice Chevalier ... Prince Danilo
Jeanette MacDonald ... Sonia
Edward Everett Horton ... Ambassador Popoff
Marcel Vallée Marcel Vallée ... L'ambassadeur (French Version)
Una Merkel ... Queen Dolores
Danièle Parola ... La reine (French Version)
George Barbier ... King Achmed II
André Berley ... Le roi (French Version)
Fifi D'Orsay ... Marcelle (French Version)
Minna Gombell ... Marcelle
Ruth Channing ... Lulu
Pauline Garon ... Lola (French Version)
George Davis ... L'ordonnance (French Version)
Sterling Holloway ... Orderly Mishka
Donald Meek ... Valet
Jean Perry Jean Perry ... Le valet (French Version)
Herman Bing ... Zizipoff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Adlon ... Wide Eyed Admirer (uncredited)
Jacklyn Alexander Jacklyn Alexander ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Lona Andre ... Maid to Sonia (uncredited)
Alyce Ardell ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Henry Armetta ... Turk (uncredited)
Sam Ash ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Zita Baca ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Barondess ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
George Baxter ... Ambassador (uncredited)
Eugene Beday Eugene Beday ... Doorman (uncredited)
Cosmo Kyrle Bellew Cosmo Kyrle Bellew ... Escort (uncredited)
Eugene Borden Eugene Borden ... Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Sheila Bromley ... Sonia's Maid (uncredited)
Tyler Brooke Tyler Brooke ... Escort (uncredited)
Kathleen Burke ... Prisoner (uncredited)
A.S. 'Pop' Byron A.S. 'Pop' Byron ... Doorman (uncredited)
Richard Carle ... Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Fred Cavens Fred Cavens ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Nora Cecil ... Animal Woman (uncredited)
Shirley Chambers ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Soldier Reporting to Popoff (uncredited)
André Cheron André Cheron ... Presiding Judge (uncredited)
George Colega George Colega ... Ambassador (uncredited)
Claudia Coleman ... Wardrobe Mistress (uncredited)
Gino Corrado ... Waiter (uncredited)
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Newspaper Woman (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery ... Animal Woman (uncredited)
Georges De Gombert Georges De Gombert ... Waiter (uncredited)
Arthur De Ravenne Arthur De Ravenne ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dorothy Dehn Dorothy Dehn ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Emile Dellys Emile Dellys ... Zizipoff (uncredited)
Jill Dennett Jill Dennett ... Duchess - a Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Juliet Dika Juliet Dika ... Wardrobe Mistress (uncredited)
Odette Duval Odette Duval ... Maid (uncredited)
Paul Ellis ... Dancer (uncredited)
Patricia Farley ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
André Ferrier André Ferrier ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Christian J. Frank Christian J. Frank ... Policeman (uncredited)
Constant Franke Constant Franke ... Escort (uncredited)
Otto Fries Otto Fries ... Policeman (uncredited)
Joan Gale Joan Gale ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Billy Gilbert ... Fat Lackey (uncredited)
Gene Gouldeni Gene Gouldeni ... Nondescript Priest (uncredited)
Dorothy Granger ... Maxim's Girl (uncredited)
Roger Gray Roger Gray ... Policeman (uncredited)
Winter Hall ... Priest (uncredited)
Mary Halsey ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Jeanne Hart Jeanne Hart ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Tom Herbert Tom Herbert ... Orthodox Priest (uncredited)
Arthur Housman ... Drunken Man (uncredited)
Eleanor Hunt ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Perry Ivins Perry Ivins ... Waiter (uncredited)
George Jackson George Jackson ... Escort (uncredited)
Anthony Jowitt ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Leonid Kinskey ... Shepherd (uncredited)
Connie La Mont Connie La Mont ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Harry Lamont ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Barbara Leonard ... Melissa (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Escort (uncredited)
Caryl Lincoln ... Maid to Sonia (uncredited)
Bella Loblov Bella Loblov ... Gypsy Violinist (uncredited)
Jacques Lory Jacques Lory ... Goatman (uncredited)
Ernst Lubitsch ... Himself - Director in Trailer (uncredited)
Lya Lys ... Newswoman (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Policeman (uncredited)
Fred Malatesta ... Ambassador (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Florine McKinney ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
John Merkyl ... Escort (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller John 'Skins' Miller ... Drunken Man (uncredited)
Ferdinand Munier ... Jailer (uncredited)
George Nardelli George Nardelli ... Escort (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell ... Lackey (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Soldier with Exhibit 2 (uncredited)
Earl Oxford Earl Oxford ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Albert Petit Albert Petit ... Manager of Maxim's (uncredited)
Nita Pike ... Maid (uncredited)
Albert Pollet Albert Pollet ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Russ Powell Russ Powell ... Fat Lackey (uncredited)
Lucien Prival ... Adamovitch (uncredited)
Jules Raucourt Jules Raucourt ... Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
George Renault George Renault ... Escort (uncredited)
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Adamovitch (uncredited)
Charles Requa Charles Requa ... Escort (uncredited)
Georgette Rhodes Georgette Rhodes ... Maid (uncredited)
John Roach John Roach ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Arresting Officer (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson ... Fat Lackey (uncredited)
Shirley Ross ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Matty Roubert ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Jan Rubini Jan Rubini ... Violinist (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno Hector V. Sarno ... Gypsy Leader (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan Rolfe Sedan ... Gabrielovitsch (uncredited)
Evelyn Selbie ... Newspaper Woman (uncredited)
Frank Sheridan ... Judge (uncredited)
Akim Tamiroff ... Manager of Maxim's (uncredited)
Lee Tinn Lee Tinn ... Excited Chinese Man (uncredited)
August Tollaire August Tollaire ... Orthodox Priest (uncredited)
Maria Troubetskoy Maria Troubetskoy ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire Jacques Vanaire ... Escort (uncredited)
Marcel Ventura Marcel Ventura ... Escort (uncredited)
André Verrier André Verrier ... Gaoler (uncredited)
Edna Waldron Edna Waldron ... Maid to Sonia (uncredited)
Morgan Wallace ... Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
Luana Walters ... Maid to Sonia (uncredited)
Peggy Watts Peggy Watts ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)
Dorothy Wilson ... Maxim Girl (uncredited)

Produced by 

Irving Thalberg ... producer (uncredited)
Ernst Lubitsch ... producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Franz Lehár

Cinematography by 

Oliver T. Marsh ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by 

Adrienne Fazan
Frances Marsh ... film editor

Production Design by 

Cedric Gibbons

Art Direction by 

Cedric Gibbons
Gabriel Scognamillo

Costume Design by 

Adrian
Ali Hubert

Makeup Department 

Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Joe Lefert ... co-assistant director (uncredited)
Joseph M. Newman ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Fredric Hope ... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis ... associate art director
Fred Gabourie ... set designer (uncredited)
Henry Grace ... set dresser (uncredited)
Bert Sperling ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Douglas Shearer ... recording director / sound
James Brock ... sound mixer (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Elmer Russell Ball ... still photographer
Ted Allan ... still photographer (uncredited)
Johnny Greer ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Reid ... grip (uncredited)
Art Spang ... grip (uncredited)
Lester White ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Ted Wurtenberg ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Adrian ... gowns: Miss MacDonald
Ali Hubert ... wardrobe
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department 

Lorenz Hart ... lyrics by
Gus Kahn ... additional lyrics
Richard Rodgers ... lyrics by
Herbert Stothart ... musical adaptation
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Albertina Rasch ... choreographer / dances directed by
Eric Locke ... business manager (uncredited)
F.D. Raymond ... stageman (uncredited)
Robert Spencer ... waltz instructor: Jeanette MacDonald (uncredited)
Carl West ... stageman (uncredited)

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