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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Victor Herbert's Greatest Stage Success... Now The Big Screen Musical Of All Time! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marietta See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although his name is never mentioned on screen, the pirate leader is called Bras Pique, and he is killed in the scene where the Captain's men attack the pirates. In the original operetta, his alter ego is the Lieutenant Governor's effeminate son, Etienne Grandet. See more »

Goofs

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

Featured in 100 Years at the Movies (1994) See more »

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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Light and happy operetta
1 June 2002 | by pookieiamSee 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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