New York, NY
June 9, 2011
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This movie opened in the first year of the Ziegfeld’s existence, and it’s still got the longest running engagement there (33 weeks).
corny and hokey as it might be the film has
always been a favorite of mine. i wondered how
long it ran at the Ziegfeld so its nice to
know it still holds the long run title. i’m
guessing the main reason for the long run was
that the film was released when studios still
did exclusive engagements at one theater for
“big” films. so if you wanted to see “Ryan’s
Daughter” you had to go to the Ziegfeld. this
was some years before studios started opening
their “big” films in 2,000 to 3,000 theaters
across the country on the same day.