Marianne de Beaumaniour is on her way to New Orleans from Paris to inspect the plantation she inherited from her uncle. On the ship with her are bondsmen, that are to be sold for slavery. ... See full summary »

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Charles
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Valerie de Rossac
George Zucco ...
Vicomte Ribaud
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Father Michel
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Governor of New Orleans
Stanley Fields ...
Tambour
Dick Purcell ...
Alexander
John Miljan ...
Pierre Brugnon
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Guizot
William Tannen ...
Pierre
Bunty Cutler ...
Julie
Claude King ...
Monsieur Dubois
Cecil Cunningham ...
Governor's Wife
Joe Yule ...
Maurice
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Marianne de Beaumaniour is on her way to New Orleans from Paris to inspect the plantation she inherited from her uncle. On the ship with her are bondsmen, that are to be sold for slavery. Charles, Duc de Villiers, a political enemy of the king, is also aboard posing as a bondsman. Charles is bought by Marianne's plantation manager and she is quickly taken by Charles' charm. Marianne soon discovers Charles' true-identity and she sets him free, before the French officers find him. Marianne decides to sail back to Paris with the Police Captain on the ship, 'New Moon', but they must first stop at Martinique. After Martinique, the ship is invaded by pirates. Marianne is shocked to see that Charles is the leader. That night, a fierce storm occurs, and everyone is ship-wrecked. Now, Charles is the leader and the fun begins... Written by Kelly

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THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPH! YOUR GREATEST MUSICAL THRILL! See more »


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28 June 1940 (USA)  »

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In the film as originally shot, Buster Keaton appears in a comic relief supporting part as the prisoner "Lulu". This would have been his first official appearance in an MGM feature production since Louis B Mayer fired him in February 1933. Several stills survive of Keaton in this role, in a scene with Jeanette MacDonald. Although Keaton's scenes were cut before the film was released, he is still visible in the background during several production numbers - particularly "Stout Hearted Men" See more »

Quotes

[stranded on a desert island]
Marianne de Beaumanoir: Shall I cook, or do you prefer I milk a goat?
Charles Duc de Villiers: Try cooking! Men are more lenient than goats.
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Referenced in Batman: The Zodiac Crimes (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Marianne
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by an unspecified male chorus
Also Performed a bit by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
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Many wonderful songs. Makes me feel good to watch it.
31 January 2001 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This movie is filled with wonderful songs. The voices of Jeanette and Nelson blend wonderfully. It is a joy to watch and listen to. I find myself singing along with them. It also has gentle humor in it. And Jeanette MacDonald is beautiful and radiant as always.


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