Naughty Marietta
Naughty Marietta (1935)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1935
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2011
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It's acceptable, I suppose, but it's nothing to cheer about.

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Andre Sennwald
New York Times

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.

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TV Guide

A much underrated if not great film, Naughty Marietta features some particulary amusing supporting work by Harold Huber and Edward Brophy.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

The first MacDonald-Eddy vehicle, enormously popular in its day so somebody must have been able to stand this simpering duo.

Emanuel Levy

Nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, this is the first of eight but not the best teaming of Eddie Nelson and Jeannette MacDonald.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
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… More
John Ballantine
So memorable that I had to be reminded that I saw it. Dated whimsy.