Marianne (1929)

84 mins | Drama | September 1929

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writer:

Dale Van Every

Cinematographer:

Oliver T. Marsh

Editor:

Basil Wrangell

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Cosmopolitan Productions
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HISTORY

According to a production directory in the 20 Apr 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Marianne was 9 Mar 1929.
       Sound and silent versions of Marianne featured some cast members who were in both versions, while others only appeared in one of the versions. The sound version became actress Marion Davies's first talking picture. She and Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards both sang in the film as well. Available reviews only credited the cast of the sound picture. ...

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According to a production directory in the 20 Apr 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Marianne was 9 Mar 1929.
       Sound and silent versions of Marianne featured some cast members who were in both versions, while others only appeared in one of the versions. The sound version became actress Marion Davies's first talking picture. She and Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards both sang in the film as well. Available reviews only credited the cast of the sound picture.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Chicago Tribune
14 Oct 1929
p. 29
Exhibitors Herald-World
20 Apr 1929
p. 50
Los Angeles Times
29 Aug 1925
p. 14
Los Angeles Times
6 Sep 1929
p. A9
New York Times
19 Oct 1929
p. 22
Variety
23 Oct 1929
p. 17
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Joe Farnham
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Oliver Marsh
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"When I See My Sugar," "Marianne" and "Oo-La-La-La-La," words by Roy Turk, music by Fred E. Ahlert; "Hang On to Me" and "Just You, Just Me," words by Ray Klages, music by Jesse Greer; "Blondy," words by Arthur Freed, music by Nacio Herb Brown.
SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS
+
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1929
Premiere Information:
World premiere in Los Angeles: 5 Sep 1929
Production Date:
began 9 Mar 1929
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
3 September 1929
LP653
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,563 ft.
Duration(in mins):
84
Length(in feet):
10,124
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Marianne, a fresh and bubbly French heroine, runs an inn and also a nursery in a small French town during the World War. Separated from her childhood sweetheart, André, she promises to wait for him. Her town is partially destroyed, and a company of American soldiers is quartered there, awaiting orders to return home. Fond of a pig about to be slaughtered, Marianne claims it as a pet and goes through much to save it from becoming bacon, in the process captivating Private Stagg, who is put in the stockade for trying to rescue the porcine object of her affections from a ravenous lieutenant. Marianne and Stagg fall in love but are reconciled to parting when André returns home blinded, and Stagg ships off for home. She soon perceives that André is in love with his nurse and, gathering up her quartet of war orphans, leaves for America and her ...

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Marianne, a fresh and bubbly French heroine, runs an inn and also a nursery in a small French town during the World War. Separated from her childhood sweetheart, André, she promises to wait for him. Her town is partially destroyed, and a company of American soldiers is quartered there, awaiting orders to return home. Fond of a pig about to be slaughtered, Marianne claims it as a pet and goes through much to save it from becoming bacon, in the process captivating Private Stagg, who is put in the stockade for trying to rescue the porcine object of her affections from a ravenous lieutenant. Marianne and Stagg fall in love but are reconciled to parting when André returns home blinded, and Stagg ships off for home. She soon perceives that André is in love with his nurse and, gathering up her quartet of war orphans, leaves for America and her man.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
World War I, with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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