Marianne (1929 film)

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Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Produced by Sound version:
Marion Davies
Robert Z. Leonard
Written by Laurence Stallings
Gladys Unger
Dale Van Every (also story)
Joseph Farnham (titles)
Starring Marion Davies
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • August 24, 1929 (1929-08-24)
Running time 111 minutes (sound)
7 reels (silent)
Country United States

Marianne is a 1929 Pre-Code romantic 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 was made first as a silent film, then as a musical with a different cast, though Marion Davies starred in both versions. This was Davies' first released talking movie.





Mordaunt Hall of the New York Times gave the musical 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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