interesting to watch, but not as good as the 1935 film
This TV adaption of the operetta Naughty Marietta stays truer to the original version than the 1935 Jeanette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy version. However, it does not have the same magic and romance that the other film possess. I would not suggest watching this film unless you are an operetta/musical fan. But as a fan, this video allows us not only to see the original story of Naughty Marietta, but also lets us see the first TV starring role of Alfred Drake (He starred in Oklahoma, Kismet, Kiss Me Kate on Broadway).
The film contains the beautiful music of Victor Herbert, and has multiple entertaining dance numbers intertwined within the story. As a huge operetta fan, it was a joy to watch.
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