Marianne (1929 musical film)
Marianne is a 1929 pre-Code romantic musical drama about a French farm girl who, despite already having a French fiancé, falls in love with an American soldier during World War I. It is a remake of a silent film that was made and released earlier in 1929. Although the films feature mostly different casts, Marion Davies starred in both versions. This was Davies' first released talking movie.
|Directed by||Robert Z. Leonard|
|Produced by||Marion Davies|
Robert Z. Leonard
|Written by||Laurence Stallings|
Dale Van Every (also story)
|Music by||William Axt |
|Cinematography||Oliver T. Marsh|
|Edited by||James C. McKay|
|111 minutes (sound)|
Mordaunt Hall of the New York Times gave the film a lukewarm review, stating, "As a quasi-musical comedy plot it is entertaining, but as a story its comedy is far from fresh." He also noted that the film was "by no means a production that is suited to Miss Davies's talents."
- Hall, Mordaunt (October 19, 1929). "Movie Review: Marianne (1929)". New York Times. Retrieved July 29, 2009.