The great ziegfeld poster

The Great Ziegfeld is a 1936 musical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. The film chronicles the life of Flo Ziegfeld, a Broadway impresario who created a series of theatrical revues, The Ziegfeld Follies.

Most of the film takes place in New York City. A pivotal sequence early in the film is set in San Francisco, where muscleman Eugene Sandow ends his relationship with Ziegfeld after a disastrous fight with a drugged lion.

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