Naughty Marietta


Naughty Marietta

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In this film, Jeanette 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. En route, MacDonald and the other brides are captured by pirates.


Nelson Eddy
as Capt. Richard Warrington
Frank Morgan
as Gov. Gaspar d'Annard
Elsa Lanchester
as Mme. d'Annard
Douglass Dumbrille
as Prince de Namours de la Bonfain
Joseph Cawthorn
as Herr Schuman
Walter Kingsford
as Don Carlos de Braganza
Greta Meyer
as Frau Schuman
Akim Tamiroff
as Rudolpho, Puppet Master
Harold Huber
as Abraham "Abe"
Edward S. Brophy
as Ezekiel Cramer "Zeke"
Mary Doran
as Casquette Girl
Olive Carey
as Mme. Renavant
Jane Mercer
as Casquette Girl
Marjorie Main
as Casquette Girl
Jean Chatburn
as Casquette Girl
Patricia Farley
as Casquette Girl
Jane Barnes
as Casquette Girl
Kay English
as Casquette Girl
Linda Parker
as Casquette Girl
Arthur Belasco
as Mercenary Scout
Tex Driscoll
as Mercenary Scout
Edward Hearn
as Mercenary Scout
Edmund Cobb
as Mercenary Scout
Charles Dunbar
as Mercenary Scout
Ed Brady
as Mercenary Scout
William Desmond
as Havre Gendarme Chief
Helen Shipman
as Marietta Franini
William Burress
as Bouget, Petshop Keeper
Catherine Griffith
as Prunella, Marie's Maid
Billy Dooley
as Marietta's Drunk "Brother"
Guy Usher
as Ship's Captain
Walter Long
as Pirate Captain
Mary Foy
as Duenna
Bob McKenzie
as Town Crier
Delos Jewkes
as Priest on Dock
Ben Hall
as Mama's Boy
Edward Keane
as Maj. Cornell
Roger Gray
as Sergeant
Ralph Brooks
as Marie's Suitor
Edward Norris
as Marie's Suitor
Wilfred Lucas
as Herald at Ball
Jack Mower
as Nobleman
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Critic Reviews for Naughty Marietta

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (4)

  • The comedy being insufficient to sustain this much footage, with no especially exciting action, provides serious handicaps.

    Nov 20, 2008 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • Pictorially handsome in the lavish Metro style, the work tells its story in spirited, romantic episodes which catch your fancy quite independently of the songs and the music.

    Mar 25, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The first MacDonald-Eddy vehicle, enormously popular in its day so somebody must have been able to stand this simpering duo.

    Jan 26, 2006

    Tom Milne

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The score includes the parodist's favorite, "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," and other numbers too annoying to mention.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • When Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy go into their special numbers you are able to sit back and enjoy your money's worth up to, and even considerably beyond, its limit.

    Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A much underrated if not great film, Naughty Marietta features some particulary amusing supporting work by Harold Huber and Edward Brophy.

    Jan 31, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Naughty Marietta

  • Jan 16, 2014
    So memorable that I had to be reminded that I saw it. Dated whimsy.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 08, 2010
    Beautiful musical numbers, a plot that was unbelievably but at least historically sound, and an ending that seemed a little out of place. In all it was a nice movie to watch on a Summer morning.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer

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