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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Governor d'Annard
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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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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:

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 12, 1944 with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Marietta: Well this is unbelieveable!
Warrington: Here touch me, it's true.
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Connections

Featured in Some of the Best (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Ship Ahoy
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn (1935)
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Light and happy operetta
1 June 2002 | by (Berkeley, CA) – See all my reviews

This is truly one of my favorite classics. My grandmother gave it to me when I was five, after she saw my interest in and love of opera and musicals. It is light and romantic with some absolutely lovely duets between McDonald and Eddy. Though not as passionate and dark like the more modern musicals, it is quite charming and worth seeing.


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