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
Much to Frank Morgan's annoyance, he was required to shave his mustache, which he hadn't done for 17 years. See more »
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 »
This is the movie that introduced the pair who earned the title "America's Sweethearts", Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. Their singing was legendary, but this film was much more than just great music - outstanding black and white photography, great supporting cast which included Elsa Lancaster, Frank Morgan, Douglas Dumbrille, Akim Tamiroff, Edward Brophy, and Harold Huber, and included a generous supply of humor to go along with the music. Sixty years later it is still a pleasure to view this film again.
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