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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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Abe
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Zeke
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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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29 March 1935 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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

Warrington: I'm full of interest - right now!
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Live for Today
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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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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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