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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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 ...
Don Carlos
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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princess | love | maid | ship | uncle | See more »

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MGM's great musical romance! See more »

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Drama | Musical

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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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Although Victor Herbert's music was used for this movie, the plot is not the same as that of the original musical, as was often the custom back then for adaptation of stage musicals. Many of the lyrics (by Rida Johnson Young) are also changed. 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 »

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Referenced in The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
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The Singing Sweethearts Are United
15 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first film that paired Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. It is probably the best and favorite of most fans. The stars look devine, the music is beautiful, and surprisingly, there is a lot humor, and witty playfulness. The chemistry between the two is awesome and quite obvious. The duet of Sweet Mystery of Life was the first of their many sucesses, and Nelson's solo of Neath The Southern Moon is quite sexy for 1935 films. A rare gem.


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