Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester, Douglas Dumbrille,
Joseph Cawthorn, Cecilia Parker, Akim Tamiroff, Harold Hubert
Songs: "Chansonette," "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp Along the Highway," "Neath the Southern Moon," "Italian Street Song," "I'm Falling In Love With Someone," "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life"
Music by Victor Herbert
Based on a 1910 operetta by Victor Herbert, Naught Marietta was a film that Jeanette MacDonald did not care to make. Louis B. Mayer thought otherwise; he wanted her to appear in wholesome family entertainment, particularly those with a simple love story. To watch the budget, it was filmed with director W.S. Van Dyke, since he was known as a one-take director. The male lead was given to an unknown, Nelson Eddy. MacDonald was not too happy with any of this; she wanted Allan Jones but he was unavailable. The irony was that it became one of the biggest grossing films of 1935. Audiences couldn't get enough of the chemistry of MacDonald and Eddy. Even MGM was taken aback by its tremendous success. Now the studio realized that they had a box-office team on their hands, something to rival Astaire and Rogers. The rest was Hollywood history.