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Release Date:
24 August 1929 (USA) See more »
During World War I, a French girl is romanced by an American doughboy even though she is promised to a French soldier who is fighting at the front... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marion Davies ... Marianne
George Baxter ... André

Lawrence Gray ... Stagg

Cliff Edwards ... Soapy

Benny Rubin ... Sam

Scott Kolk ... Lieut. Frane

Robert Edeson ... The General
Emile Chautard ... Père Joseph
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ... One of the Doughboys (uncredited)

Oscar Apfel ... Maj. Russart (uncredited)

John Carroll ... Doughboy (uncredited)
Drew Demorest ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Soldier in Russart's Office (uncredited)
Seymour Kupper ... Teen-Age Boy (uncredited)

George Magrill ... MP (uncredited)
Fred Solm ... André (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Teen-age boy playing accordion for soldiers' marching song (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard 
Writing credits
Dale Van Every (story)

Laurence Stallings (dialogue) and
Gladys Unger (dialogue)

Joseph Farnham  titles (uncredited)

Produced by
Marion Davies .... producer (uncredited)
Robert Z. Leonard .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by) (as Oliver Marsh)
Film Editing by
James C. McKay (film editor) (as James McKay)
Basil Wrangell (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording engineer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adrian .... wardrobe
Music Department
Fred E. Ahlert .... music and lyrics by
Nacio Herb Brown .... interpolations
Arthur Freed .... interpolations
Jesse Greer .... interpolations
Raymond Klages .... interpolations
Roy Turk .... music and lyrics by
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111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Earning $1M at the box office, Marianne (1929/I) gave Marion Davies one of the most successful talkie debuts among MGM stars.See more »
Soapy:Can't you expectorate that man outta your mind?See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Great Marion Davies Film, 3 January 2008
Author: whpratt1 from United States

Enjoyed the great acting of Marion Davies and the many stories about William Randolph Hearst and their great parties in California in the Hearst Castle. In this film Marion Davis plays the role of a French Country girl named, Marianne (Blondy) who also has adopted children to take care of and along comes the GI Joes from WW II to her farm. Marianne is charmed by three American Soldiers and Pvt. Stagg, (Lawrence Gray) tries his best to charm Blondy into a nice warm relationship, but she has nothing to do with him and he never seems to give up. There is plenty of comedy, dancing and singing by Marion Davies which makes this a very entertaining film from the Year 1929, don't miss this film, it is a great classic and well directed and produced.

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