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Naughty Marietta (1935)

G  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  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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Herr Schuman (as Joseph Cawthorne)
Cecilia Parker ...
Julie
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Don Carlos
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Frau Schuman
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Rudolpho
Harold Huber ...
Abe
Edward Brophy ...
Zeke
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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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29 March 1935 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Governor d'Annard: Oh, that's Warrington.
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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
28 March 2002 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Forgive me for loving this movie! It is dated and corny and the acting of Nelson Eddy is sadly lacking BUT when he and Jeanette McDonald break into song, nothing else matters. With the most glorious voices in the movies, these two made it all worthwhile. Both were gorgeous to look at but McDonald was obviously the better actor while Eddy had the classically trained voice. Together they took your breath away. The haunting "Sweet Mystery of Life" will bring tears to your eyes. This is by far the best of their series of movies although "Maytime" has some equally beautiful music and is a weeper to boot! Take the time to watch this film, you will not be disappointed. It's glorious!!!


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