Oscar Movies: Naughty Marietta


This, the first of several successful Jeanette MacDnonald-Nelson Eddie teamings, centers of MacDonald as Princess Marie of France, who disguises herself in order to avoid marriage to a man she doesn't love. Fleeing to America, she is rescued by Eddie Nelson's Captain Warrington, a Native Americans scout.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Picture, produced by Hunt Stromberg
Sound Recording: Douglas Shearer

Oscar Awards: 1

Sound Recording

Oscar Context

“Mutiny on the Bounty,” the Oscar winner, beat out eleven other films nominated for Best Picture. They were, beside “Naught Marietta” (alphabetically): “Alice Adams,” “Broadway Melody of 1936,” “Captain Blood,” “David Copperfield,” “The Informer,” “Les Miserables,” “Lives of a Bengal Lancer,” “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “Ruggles of Red Gap,” and “Top Hat.”