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The Merry Widow (1925) was a Silent Films - Drama Film directed by Erich von Stroheim and produced by Irving Thalberg and Erich von Stroheim.

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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.
Joan Crawford and Clark Gable both appear as extras in this film. According to author William J. Mann, in his book "Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood 1910-1969", future costume designers Irene and Walter Plunkett also appear as dance partners.
While filming the climactic ballroom scene, Erich von Stroheim noticed an extra whose costume was not adjusted to his liking. He stepped of the high camera platform on which he was standing, fell and broke his leg. He directed the rest of the film from a reclining chair, while his leg healed.
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