The New Pictures: Apr. 1, 1935

Naughty Marietta (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is Victor Herbert's 25-year-old operetta, revived as the vehicle for the first important cinema performance of Baritone Nelson Eddy. It concerns a French Princess who, to avoid a manage de convenance to a Spanish grandee, disguises herself as a peasant girl and joins a boatload of female emigrants whom the King is shipping to New Orleans as brides for his colonists. In New Orleans, Marietta (Jeanette MacDonald) promptly makes the acquaintance of a dashing young soldier (Eddy) in a coonskin cap. There are obstacles to their romance: to avoid...

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