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Naughty Marietta (1935)

 -  Drama | Musical  -  29 March 1935 (USA)
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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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Warrington
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Governor d'Annard
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Madame d'Annard
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Uncle (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Herr Schuman (as Joseph Cawthorne)
Cecilia Parker ...
Julie
Walter Kingsford ...
Greta Meyer ...
Frau Schuman
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Rudolpho
Harold Huber ...
Abe
Edward Brophy ...
Zeke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zari Elmassian ...
Suzette (voice)
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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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Drama | Musical

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29 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fugue de Mariette  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Robert Z. Leonard was the original director of the movie, but asked to be relieved of the assignment after the first day of shooting. See more »

Goofs

The Princess is shown with a small terrier in her arms, which would have been impossible at that time. The dogs in Europe in the 1800s were large dogs like mastiffs or German Shepherds. Small dogs did not come into Europe until the age of Queen Victoria, when they were brought by sailors from Asia. See more »

Quotes

Uncle: Poor Don Carlos, suffered such excruciating misery from seasickness, almost at the despair of his life.
Marietta: But he didn't die?
Uncle: Fortunately not.
Marietta: Sad.
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Soundtracks

Live for Today
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn (1935)
Sung by Delos Jewkes and chorus
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Light and happy operetta
1 June 2002 | by (Berkeley, CA) – See all my reviews

This is truly one of my favorite classics. My grandmother gave it to me when I was five, after she saw my interest in and love of opera and musicals. It is light and romantic with some absolutely lovely duets between McDonald and Eddy. Though not as passionate and dark like the more modern musicals, it is quite charming and worth seeing.


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