Naughty Marietta
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"The comedy being insufficient to sustain this much footage, with no especially exciting action, provides serious handicaps."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The score includes the parodist's favorite, "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," and other numbers too annoying to mention."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's acceptable, I suppose, but it's nothing to cheer about."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"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."
‑ Andre Sennwald, New York Times
"A much underrated if not great film, Naughty Marietta features some particulary amusing supporting work by Harold Huber and Edward Brophy."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The first MacDonald-Eddy vehicle, enormously popular in its day so somebody must have been able to stand this simpering duo."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, this is the first of eight but not the best teaming of Eddie Nelson and Jeannette MacDonald."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Screendaily
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