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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.

Directors:

Robert Z. Leonard (uncredited), W.S. Van Dyke (uncredited)

Writers:

Rida Johnson Young (book), John Lee Mahin (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanette MacDonald ... Marietta
Nelson Eddy ... Warrington
Frank Morgan ... Governor d'Annard
Elsa Lanchester ... Madame d'Annard
Douglass Dumbrille ... Uncle (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Joseph Cawthorn ... Herr Schuman (as Joseph Cawthorne)
Cecilia Parker ... Julie
Walter Kingsford ... Don Carlos
Greta Meyer ... Frau Schuman
Akim Tamiroff ... Rudolpho
Harold Huber ... Abe
Edward Brophy ... 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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M-G-M re-presents Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in the musical thrill you'll always remember! [re-release poster] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marietta See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 fight only for pay, not for my life.
Governor d'Annard: Ah, oh well that's too bad.
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Connections

Referenced in Omnibus: The American Musical Comedy (1956) 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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The Singing Sweethearts Are United
15 October 2001 | by kinder-1See all my reviews

This is the first film that paired Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. It is probably the best and favorite of most fans. The stars look devine, the music is beautiful, and surprisingly, there is a lot humor, and witty playfulness. The chemistry between the two is awesome and quite obvious. The duet of Sweet Mystery of Life was the first of their many sucesses, and Nelson's solo of Neath The Southern Moon is quite sexy for 1935 films. A rare gem.


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