Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

The Firefly (film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
7.2/101 Votes Alchetron
7.2
1 Ratings
100
90
80
71
60
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Robert Z. Leonard
Producer  Hunt Stromberg
Country  United States
7/10 IMDb

Genre  History, Musical, Romance
Duration  
Language  English
The Firefly (film) movie poster
Release date  September 1, 1937 (1937-09-01)
Based on  The Firefly (operetta)
Writer  Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play), Otto A. Harbach (based upon the play by), Ogden Nash (adaptation)
Music director  Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart
Cast  Jeanette MacDonald (Nina Maria), Allan Jones (Don Diego), Warren William (Major de Rouchemont), Billy Gilbert (Innkeeper), Douglass Dumbrille (Marquis de Melito (as Douglas Dumbrille)), Henry Daniell (General Savary)
Similar movies  The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Skyfall, Spy, Dr. No
Tagline  Jeanette MacDonald Is The Luminous Singing Spy!

The firefly 1937 official trailer jeanette macdonald allan jones movie hd


The Firefly is a 1937 musical film starring Jeanette MacDonald and Allan Jones. The film is an adaptation of the operetta of the same name by composer Rudolf Friml and librettist Otto A. Harbach that premiered on Broadway in 1912. The film used nearly all of the music from the operetta but jettisoned the plot in favor of a new storyline set in Spain during the time of the Emperor Napoleon I. It added a new song, "The Donkey Serenade" (a reworking by Herbert Stothart of Friml's 1918 orchestral piece 'Chanson'), which became extremely popular, as was one of the Friml songs, "Giannina Mia". The original release prints of the film were elaborately tinted with Sepia-Blue, Sepia-Orange and Sepia-Blue-Pink.

Contents

The Firefly (film) movie scenes

The firefly trailer


Plot

The Firefly (film) wwwgstaticcomtvthumbmovieposters3046p3046p

Secret agent Nina Maria Azara (Jeanette MacDonald) is working undercover for the King of Spain (Tom Rutherford) as a singer known as the "Mosca del Fuego" or "Firefly." Despite her love for Captain Andre (Allan Jones), she tricks him so that his general will change the French defensive positions, thus allowing the Duke of Wellington to win the Battle of Vitoria. In the end Nina and Andre leave together for a new life in peace.

Cast

  • Jeanette MacDonald as Nina Maria Azara
  • Allan Jones as Don Diego / Captain Andre
  • Warren William as Colonel de Rouchemont
  • Billy Gilbert as Inn Keeper
  • Douglass Dumbrille as Marquis de Melito
  • Henry Daniell as General Savary
  • Leonard Penn as Etienne DuBois
  • Tom Rutherford as King Ferdinard (as Tom Rutherfurd)
  • Belle Mitchell as Lola
  • George Zucco as St. Clair, Secret Service Chief
  • Corbet Morris as Duvall (as Corbett Morris)
  • Matthew Boulton as Duke of Wellington
  • Musical Numbers

  • LOVE IS LIKE A FIREFLY
  • Music by Rudolf Friml
  • Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach, Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
  • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
  • DANSE JEANETTE
  • Written by Herbert Stothart
  • Danced by Jeanette MacDonald
  • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
  • THE DONKEY SERENADE
  • By Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart
  • Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
  • Sung by Allan Jones
  • SYMPATHY
  • Music by Rudolf Friml
  • Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
  • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
  • A WOMAN'S KISS
  • Music by Rudolf Friml
  • Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
  • Sung by Allan Jones
  • Backgroung vocal by Jeanette MacDonald
  • GIANNINA MIA
  • Music by Rudolf Friml
  • Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
  • Sung by Allan Jones
  • He Who Loves And Runs Away
  • Music by Rudolf Friml
  • Lyrics by Gus Kahn
  • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
  • WHEN A MAID COMES KNOCKING AT YOUR HEART
  • Music by Rudolf Friml
  • Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach, Bob Wright & Chet Forrest
  • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
  • I LOVE YOU DON DIEGO
  • Music by Rudolf Friml
  • Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
  • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
  • OJOS ROJOS (uncredited)
  • Argentine Folk Song
  • Arranged by Manuel Alvarez Maciste
  • Played by Manuel Alvarez Maciste
  • PARA LA SALUD
  • Arranged by Herbert Stothart
  • Danced by Jeanette MacDonald
  • THE DONKEY SERENADE
  • Music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart
  • Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
  • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Allan Jones
  • FINALE: "GIANNINA MIA"
  • Music by Rudolf Friml
  • Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
  • Sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Allan Jones
  • ENGLISH MARCH
  • Sung by Chorus
  • References

    The Firefly (film) Wikipedia
    The Firefly (film) IMDb The Firefly (film) themoviedb.org


    Similar Topics
    Kingsman: The Secret Service
    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
    Skyfall
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L