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Naughty Marietta (1935)

In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love.

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Princess Marie de Namours de la Bonfain is a beautiful, young, sophisticated French princess of 23, who finds more worth in true love than a title. On the eve of her arranged marriage, to a Spanish-grandee, whom she doesn't love, her maid, Marietta comes to her to say farewell. Marietta is to leave that night on a cargo ship bound for New Orleans where she is to make a new life and find a husband. Princess Marie trades places with Marietta to escape her unwanted marriage and takes on the maid, Marietta's identity. While sailing, the cargo ship is taken hostage by pirates, but, Captain Richard Warrington and his mercenaries soon come to the rescue. Captain Warrington is quickly taken by the beautiful princess aka Marietta and she with him. But, he has no interest in marriage and she's afraid she might be recognized. Meanwhile in France, a search and reward is out for Princess Marie's whereabouts. Princess Marie's Uncle and fiancée soon discover that she is in New Orleans and sail for ... Written by Kelly

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M-G-M re-presents Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in the musical thrill you'll always remember! [re-release poster] See more »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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29 March 1935 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song, "Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life" was famously sung by Madeline Kahn, as the Bride of Frankenstein, in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein (1974). Elsa Lanchester, who appears in this movie as the governor's wife, played the Bride of Frankenstein (1935) in the same year this film was made. See more »

Goofs

The 17th Century French nuns have plucked eyebrows and wear make-up and lipstick. See more »

Quotes

Governor d'Annard: Oh, that's Warrington.
Major Bonnell: My men will take care of him.
Governor d'Annard: Well, who's going to take care of your men?
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Connections

Referenced in Billy Bathgate (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Au clair de la Lune (Mon ami Pierrot)
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Traditional French song
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Wonderful
31 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie & have watched it many times. It's funny, sweet and true love triumphs. And the duet on the stairs is one of the most passionate scenes I've ever had the pleasure of seeing in the movies - it never fails to bring tears to my eyes.


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