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Naughty Marietta (1935) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and Robert Z. Leonard and produced by W.S. Van Dyke and Hunt Stromberg.

Naughty Marietta was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2003.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

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Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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Naughty Marietta ( 1935 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 14, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Jeanette MacDonald knew how to flaunt spunk like no other woman in her time and, incredibly, she reigned during an era of ultra-spunky women. Jeanette knew how to be feisty and flirty without losing any of her natural refinement which made her ideal to play roles of princesses in the guise of common... Read full article


Musical Monday-Academy Award Winners: Naughty Marietta (1935)

on Feb 8, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Naughty Marietta” (19... Read full article


Musical Monday: Naughty Marietta (1935)

on Feb 8, 2016 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Naughty Marietta” (19... Read full article


Naughty Marietta

By Alyson on May 20, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Originally an operetta, Naughty Marietta is the story of a?rebellious eighteenth century?French princess, Madame d’Annard (Elsa Lanchester). ?When told that she is being forced to marry Don Carlos de Braganza (Walter Kingsford) and will be imprisoned for refusing, she takes the identity of one... Read full article


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Although Victor Herbert's songs were used for this movie, the plot is not the same as that of the original musical, due to the censorship restrictions of the Hays Office.
The two crucial missing characters are the Governor's effeminate son Etienne and the Gypsy girl with whom he has fallen in love. They form an alternate love match which was completely eliminated from the movie version because in the stage version, Etienne is actually a notorious pirate.
Robert Z. Leonard was the original director of the movie, but asked to be relieved of the assignment after the first day of shooting.
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Naughty Marietta

Released 1935
Inducted 2003
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Also produced by W.S. Van Dyke




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