Marianne (1929 musical film)


Marianne is a 1929 pre-Code romantic drama musical film 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.

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Directed byRobert Z. Leonard
Written byLaurence Stallings
Gladys Unger
Dale Van Every (also story)
Produced byMarion Davies
Robert Z. Leonard
StarringMarion Davies
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Edited byJames C. McKay
Basil Wrangell
Music byWilliam Axt
Charles Maxwell
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • August 24, 1929 (1929-08-24)
Running time
111 minutes (sound)
CountryUnited States
LanguagesEnglish and French



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."[1] He also noted that the film was "by no means a production that is suited to Miss Davies's talents."[1]


  1. ^ a b Hall, Mordaunt (October 19, 1929). "Movie Review: Marianne (1929)". New York Times. Retrieved July 29, 2009.

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