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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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Cast

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Governor d'Annard
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Madame d'Annard
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Uncle (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Herr Schuman (as Joseph Cawthorne)
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Julie
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Don Carlos de Braganza
Greta Meyer ...
Frau Schuman
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Rudolpho
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Abe Abraham
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Ezekial Cramer aka 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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Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy together for the first time! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marietta  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Much to Frank Morgan's annoyance, he was required to shave his mustache, which he hadn't done for 17 years. 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 »

Quotes

Abe: Do you know a longer way to the governor's office, Captain?
Zeke: Yes, through the woods, kinda pretty.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jeanette MacDonald (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Chansonette
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn (1935)
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald and chorus
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Wonderful
31 December 2003 | by (Durham, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I love this movie & have watched it many times. It's funny, sweet and true love triumphs. And the duet on the stairs is one of the most passionate scenes I've ever had the pleasure of seeing in the movies - it never fails to bring tears to my eyes.


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