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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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(uncredited), (uncredited)

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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
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Abe
Edward Brophy ...
Zeke
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Suzette (voice)
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Storyline

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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MGM's great musical romance! See more »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 March 1935 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The two crucial missing characters are the Governor's effeminate son Etienne and the Gypsy girl with whom he has fallen in love. They form an alternate love match which was completely eliminated from the movie version. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Warrington: Now the nightmare is all over, ladies. The next man who lays a finger on any of you will be... your husband.
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Connections

Referenced in Billy Bathgate (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Au clair de la Lune (Mon ami Pierrot)
(uncredited)
Traditional French song
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One of the great movie musicals of all time.
26 October 2001 | by (N. Y. State) – See all my reviews

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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