Merry Widow- Full- Jeremy Brett ♥

For all the Jeremy Brett fans who have not yet had the chance to see this fun 1968 version of the Franz Lehar operetta! Jeremy had that flirtatious, glorious magnetism even at such an early age! Not to mention that musical rich baritone! I apologize for the poor video quality. I think this is the only version available out in circulation…hopefully the studio will take it upon themselves to produce a re-mastered, HD quality DVD of this version with glorious digital sound. Execs…if you are seeing this, please PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE consider making one for the open market. Jeremy Brett and Lehar fans will bless you FOREVER!

Enjoy music and JB lovers! X BTW, Jeremy makes his grand entrance (as only JB can!) at 15:32! Woot!


48 Replies to “Merry Widow- Full- Jeremy Brett ♥”

  1. Jeremy is utterly magnificent. Larger than life. I wonder what his parents looked like and were like. How cool they generated such a charisma machine 🙂

  2. I hope you are still active as I am a media student and a huge Jeremy Brett fan I was hoping if you could send me the footage so I can possibly clean up the audio and the visuals I'm not promising anything but I'd love to try

  3. I never had a chance to see Jeremy Brett in a theater or musical production, so this is very much appreciated. I see hand gestures, facial expressions, that famous lip twitch, body movements that later became part of his Sherlock Holmes.

  4. Have to say it, until he got sick in his late fifties Brett was the handsomest man in the world. Absolutely stunning! Not only was he a great actor with a great voice, but one could see he puts himself wholly into every role.

  5. All's One to All Men Where There's Gold
    One girl has almond eyes
    That win the beauty prize
    The next, poor thing, relies on charms of coarser mould
    I'd fly
    Take on who's plain as sin
    Not I!
    Or Cleopatra's twin
    I'll try
    All's one to all men where there's gold
    Beyond the Andes it may perhaps be so
    It's human nature wherever you may go
    I swear for my part, whatever I may do, You'll never hear me saying 'I love you'.
    Im thinking of a smart lieutenant, No, not so very long ago. You were the boy I used to know, You were the boy that loved me so. Now look at him, that smart lieutenant, boasts half a dozen loves or more. And as for me, I've two or three. But can you guess what they love me for.
    Why care
    Their love for me has fled
    But where?
    They love my bank instead
    They dare?
    The good old days are dead the days when knights were bold.
    And so?
    The old hand four times wed
    Ah no!
    or rosebud convent-bred
    All's one to all men where there's gold!
    In cave or jungle it may or may not be
    From Timbuctoo, round the world, believe you me!
    I swear for my part whatever I may do, You'll never hear me saying 'I love you'.
    One day I'll catch you saying 'I love you'.
    You'll never catch me saying 'I love you'.

  6. Oh gypsycyn blessings upon thy head now that I have discovered your channel. May your dogs and horses flourish,may your gypsy wagon never break down when you take the high road and I take the low and both of us meet in a traffic jam on the Higggghwayy!
    Seriously speaking, these comes under the category of unexpected treasures. I have subscribed, of course,thankee kindly Ma'am/ sir.

  7. Men:
    Ladies’ choice
    Did you hear that gladd’ning voice?
    It’s enough to rouse the hair
    As well as make the heart rejoice

    She looks this way at me
    But will she say to me
    Dear madam, I am standing by
    And now it’s ladies’ choice

    Hanna Glawari:
    Gentlemen, though I may refuse
    I’ve no objection
    Gentlemen, how can I choose
    With such a wide selection

    If I don’t decide on one
    I’ll be disappointing none
    There are younger girls aplenty
    Count Danilo: Better rich than sweet and twenty

    Men: Take my arm, take the floor
    Count Danilo: My club(???) assistant is a bore/boor(?)
    Men: Once and then no more
    Count Danilo: I must work to save the day
    I must get these lads away

    Storm breaks, thundering getting frightening
    I’ll fetch conductors for their lightning

    Man 1:
    Just look at the way that she plays with me
    The worst thing to do to a man
    For all the attention she pays to me
    One might as well be in Japan

    Man 2:
    For years women argue and fight to vote
    On terms on a par with a man (?)
    They’ve got what they wanted, the right to vote
    What next if they don’t when they can?

    Man 1: Here’s a proposal
    Man 2: And here’s another
    Both: My new election banner(?) now advance
    Man 1: Vote for Mr. Cascada
    Man 2: Vote for Mr. St Brioche
    Both: He’s far the best one to choose for a dance
    Men: Down with Mr. Cascada, Down with Mr. St Brioche
    I’m far the best one to choose for a dance

    Hanna Glawari:
    My answer to that one is easy
    For all party (cocussa grim?????)
    The men are too bumptious and breezy
    The women are (blouncy?) and prim

    But if you insist on promoting
    This game of a mock party fight
    I’ll work for my country by voting
    And win the election tonight

    Man 1: I’ve had a brainwave
    Man 2: I’ve had another
    Hanna Glawari:
    Then I must do the very best I can
    Serious reflection goes before election
    Which of the two is the proud, lucky man
    Serious reflection goes before election
    Which of us all is the proud, lucky man

    Hanna Glawari:
    Gentlemen, you win
    It looks as if you’re not to be resisted
    Very well, I’ll make my choice

    Women: Ladies’ choice, ladies’ choice

    Count Danilo:
    Rescued in the nick of time
    Young lovers all awake
    Night brings you waltz time
    And the moonlight sings in waltz time

    All the lanterns are swinging
    And burning low
    Where are the fond couples clinging?
    As ‘round they go

    Young lovers all take part
    Bright, sign and beauty (???)
    Play your part now
    Do your duty

    For the dawn breaks by and by
    Woman: If you please, sir, here am I

    Count Danilo:
    Come away, come away, to the ball
    Where the dreams that you dream will be true
    For the strings, as they play, seem to call
    Beckon and call to you

    Come away, come away, to the waltz
    Float along on a lilting refrain (???)
    To the land of desire, where no heart can be false
    And the world will be young again

    Lead away, we all awake (???)
    Young lovers all awake
    Night brings you waltz time
    And the moonlight sings in waltz time

    All the lanterns are swinging
    And burning low
    Where are the fond couples clinging?
    As ‘round they go

    Young lovers all take part
    Bright, sign and beauty (???)
    Play your part now
    Do your duty

    For the sun wakes, and the dawn breaks (???)
    Young lovers all awake
    (Night storms away?????)

  8. Thank you, this was a wonderful, magical performance and I loved it. By far the best I have seen – better even than Maurice Chevalier. Thank you for this gem – what a talented man Jeremy Brett was.

  9. He was always so quick with those long legs..and the way he so energetically twirled the Merry Widow made me laugh. BUT, why all that makeup especially the blue and white eyeshadow? None of the others had so much.. why? Thank you so much for one enjoyable film.

  10. This is a beautiful, fun and touching production. So glad I stumbled upon this and enjoy Jeremy's jaw-dropping sensual magnetism. Thank you much for uploading!

  11. Fans of the great Jeremy Brett may not realise that along side him and the equally great Mary Costa in this film you have several renowned opera singers of the past.
    Joyce Blackham – a very popular Carmen with Sadlers Wells / English National Opera as Valencienne. Ryland Davies as Camille had an international career as a tenor and recorded a great deal. In the small role of Olga you have the amazing Czech singer Gita Denise who sang the role of Carmen at La Scala , Milan no less and later took a regular acting role in the soap opera Coronation Street.
    Both Ryland and Gita were professors at the Royal Northern College of Music for a while which is where I met them.
    Among the Grisettes you have Maureen Keetch who broadcast regularly with The Parlour Quartet, Soo Bee Lee an enchanting and popular soprano from Singapore, later professor at London College of Music and Ann Hood , a well known principal of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company who went on to sing at the English National Opera and had a big success as Otrud in Wagner's Lohengrin. Last but least there is the inomitable Derek Hammond Stroud. This film is a treasure trove – thank you Gypsycyn!

  12. Delighted to discover this recording. I was one of the six boy dancers employed by Norman Maen for this production. My memory is that the singing was recorded live, the orchestra being in another studio at Riverside.. Strategically placed monitors kept the performers in contact with the musical director. Bill Drysdale

  13. I know this is slightly random, but, where did you get this from? I wanted to buy it, but I can't find it anywhere, and I'm afraid this might get taken down one day.
    Other than that, thank you so much for uploading this, I think it's my favourite film starring Jeremy Brett. 🙂

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