Naughty Marietta

Naughty Marietta

Director: W.S. Van Dyke Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan
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Naughty Marietta

The first of MGM's phenomenally profitable Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy musicals, Naughty Marietta takes several beneficial liberties with the libretto of the original Victor Herbert operetta. MacDonald plays an 18th-century French princess who escapes an arranged marriage by posing as a "cake girl," a mail-order bride sent to the New World to marry a colonist. En route, MacDonald and the other brides are captured by pirates, but are rescued by mercenary Eddy and his roistering companions. To avoid marrying some lowly farmer or frontiersman, simon-pure MacDonald intimates that she is a woman with a "history," which makes her attractive to the glitterati of old New Orleans. Only Eddy sees through MacDonald's feigned "naughtiness," and in the end claims her for his own. The most memorable of the Herbert songs retained for the film version of Naughty Marietta was "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," which remained one of Jeanette MacDonald's signature tunes ever afterward.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2011
UPC: 0883316333501
Original Release: 1935
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 19,060

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeanette MacDonald Princess Marie de Namours de la Bonfain, "Marietta Fr
Nelson Eddy Capt. Richard Warrington
Frank Morgan Governor Gaspard d'Annard
Elsa Lanchester Mme. d'Annard
Douglas Dumbrille Uncle
Joseph Cawthorn Herr Schuman
Walter Kingsford Don Carlos de Braganza
Jane Barnes Actor
Arthur Belasco Actor
Ed Brady Mercenary Scout
Ralph Brooks Actor
Edward S. Brophy Ezekiel Cramer "Zeke"
William Burress Bouget, Petshop Keeper
Olive Carey Mme. Renavant
Jean Chatburn Actor
Edmund Cobb Actor
Cora Sue Collins Felice
Harry Cording Actor
William Desmond Gendarme Chief
Billy Dooley Marietta's Drunk "Brother"
Mary Doran Actor
Tex Driscoll Actor
Kay English Actor
Patricia Farley Actor
Mary Foy Duenna
Roger Gray Sergeant
Frank S. Hagney Actor
Ben Hall Mama's Boy
Edward Hearn Actor
Harold Huber Abraham "Abe"
Edouard Lippe Innkeeper
Walter Long Pirate Leader
Wilfred Lucas Herald at Ball
Marjorie Main Actor
Bob McKenzie Town Crier
Louis Mercier Duelist
Greta Meyer Frau Schuman
James C. Morton Barber
Jack Mower Nobleman
Edward Norris Marie's Suitor
Cecilia Parker Julie
William Moore Suitor
Richard Powell Herald
Constantine Romanoff Pirate
Henry Roquemore Herald
Helen Shipman Marietta Franini
Akim Tamiroff Rudolpho, Puppet Master
Harry Tenbrook Prospective Groom
Guy Usher Ship's Captain
Jane Mercer Actor
Linda Parker Casquette Girl
Charles Dunbar Actor
Delos Jewkes Priest on Dock

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Frances Goodrich Screenwriter
Albert Hackett Screenwriter
John Lee Mahin Screenwriter
Blanche Sewell Editor
Hunt Stromberg Producer

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Naughty Marietta 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw Naughty Marietta for the first time when I was in grammar school (back in the 1950's).  It was my first experience with any kind of opera.  I never knew I had a love for this type of music.  I became a fan of Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald instantly!  Love  the movie to this day.