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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Marietta
... Warrington
... Governor d'Annard
... Madame d'Annard
... Uncle (as Douglas Dumbrille)
... Herr Schuman (as Joseph Cawthorne)
... Julie
... Don Carlos
... Frau Schuman
... Rudolpho
... Abe
... 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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Victor Herbert's Greatest Stage Success... Now The Big Screen Musical Of All Time! See more »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

29 March 1935 (USA)  »

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Marietta  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Jeanette MacDonald is credited simply as Marietta, the title character of the story and an assumed name. Her real full name and royal title is Princess Marie de Namours de la Bonfain. Nelson Eddy is credited simply as Warrington. His military rank and full name is Captain Richard Warrington. Walter Kingsford is credited simply as Don Carlos whose full name is Don Carlos de Braganza. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Warrington: I'm full of interest - right now!
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Soundtracks

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn (1935)
Sung by Nelson Eddy and chorus
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Wonderful
31 December 2003 | by 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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