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The Firefly (1937)

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131 min | History, Musical, Romance

Nina Maria Azara is the beautiful and alluring singing spy for Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. Her mission is to seduce French Officers, in order for them to reveal Napolean's intentions toward Spain. She is sent to Bayonne, France to ...See moreNina Maria Azara is the beautiful and alluring singing spy for Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. Her mission is to seduce French Officers, in order for them to reveal Napolean's intentions toward Spain. She is sent to Bayonne, France to gather military secrets. Prior to this, she meets, Don Diego while performing at a club. Unknown to her, Don Diego is actually Captain Andre, who is sent to Spain to spy on her. While in France, Nina discovers Diego's true identity, only after she has fallen in love with him. Nina Maria outwits her potential captors and returns to Spain, and goes into hiding. Napoleon's troops invade Spain, resulting in Nina's capture. In a strange twist of fate, Nina and Captain Andre are reunited, but, the 2 nations are now at war... Written by Kelly See less
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Writers
Frances Goodrich (screen play) | Albert Hackett (screen play) | Otto A. Harbach (based upon the play by) | Ogden Nash (adaptation)
Cinematographer
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by)
Editor
Robert Kern (as Robert J. Kern)
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Status
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Updated Sep 1, 1937

Release date
Nov 5, 1937 (United States)

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81 cast members
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Jeanette MacDonald
Nina Maria Azara Nina Maria Azara   See fewer
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Allan Jones
Don Diego Don Diego   See fewer
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Warren William
Major de Rouchemont Major de Rouchemont   See fewer
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Billy Gilbert
Innkeeper Innkeeper   See fewer
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Douglass Dumbrille
Marquis de Melito (as Douglas Dumbrille) Marquis de Melito (as Douglas Dumbrille)   See fewer
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Henry Daniell
General Savary General Savary   See fewer
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Leonard Penn
Etienne Etienne   See fewer
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Tom Rutherford
King Ferdinard (as Tom Rutherfurd) King Ferdinard (as Tom Rutherfurd)   See fewer
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George Zucco
Secret Service Chief Secret Service Chief   See fewer
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Corbet Morris
Duval (as Corbett Morris) Duval (as Corbett Morris)   See fewer
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Matthew Boulton
Wellington Wellington   See fewer
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Victor Adams
Jail Guard (uncredited) Jail Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monya Andre
Civilian Wife (uncredited) Civilian Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Appel
Fruit Vendor (uncredited) Fruit Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pilar Arcos
Gypsy (uncredited) Gypsy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hooper Atchley
French Soldier Requesting Flowers (uncredited) French Soldier Requesting Flowers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zita Baca
Gypsy (uncredited) Gypsy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Bennett
Soldier in Café (uncredited) Soldier in Café (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Black
Pigeon Vendor (uncredited) Pigeon Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eugene Borden
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Agostino Borgato
Peasant (uncredited) Peasant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney Bracey
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Byrd
French Lieutenant (uncredited) French Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Campeau
Beggar (uncredited) Beggar (uncredited)   See fewer
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James B. Carson
Smiling Waiter (uncredited) Smiling Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Cass
Strawberry Vendor (uncredited) Strawberry Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Captain of Guards (uncredited) Captain of Guards (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Colcord
Vendor (uncredited) Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pedro de Cordoba
Spanish General (uncredited) Spanish General (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Crowell
French Officer (uncredited) French Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Curtis
French Soldier (uncredited) French Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy D'Ennery
Spanish General (uncredited) Spanish General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Drew Demorest
French Officer (uncredited) French Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lester Dorr
French Officer (uncredited) French Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Drake
French Soldier (uncredited) French Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Du Rey
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fernando García
Napoleonic Officer (uncredited) Napoleonic Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd Gilbert
Aide (uncredited) Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soledad Gonzales
Gypsy (uncredited) Gypsy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Karl Hackett
Spaniard (uncredited) Spaniard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Harvey
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Hewlett
Major (uncredited) Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ramsay Hill
French Officer (uncredited) French Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Riley Hill
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brandon Hurst
English General (uncredited) English General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Keane
French Chief of Staff (uncredited) French Chief of Staff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Kenny
English General (uncredited) English General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Z. Leonard
Café Patron (uncredited) Café Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Lory
French Soldier (uncredited) French Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred MacKaye
French Soldier (uncredited) French Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Merton
French Officer Announcing Abdication (uncredited) French Officer Announcing Abdication (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph North
English General (uncredited) English General (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis O'Keefe
French Soldier Admirer (uncredited) French Soldier Admirer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Inez Palange
Flower Woman (uncredited) Flower Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Pawley
French Officer (uncredited) French Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Perry
French Major (uncredited) French Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Phillips
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Picorri
Café Proprietor (uncredited) Café Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Powell
Stablehand (uncredited) Stablehand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Joseph Bonaparte (uncredited) Joseph Bonaparte (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Puglia
Pablo (uncredited) Pablo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albertina Rasch
Café Patron (uncredited) Café Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Reed
French Officer (uncredited) French Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jason Robards Sr.
Civilian Spanish Patriot (uncredited) Civilian Spanish Patriot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rolfe Sedan
Hat Vendor (uncredited) Hat Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
French Soldier (uncredited) French Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Somerset
English General (uncredited) English General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Sutton
Spanish Civilian Arousing the People (uncredited) Spanish Civilian Arousing the People (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Tihmar
Madrid Café Dancer (uncredited) Madrid Café Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Townsend
French Soldier (uncredited) French Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zeni Vatori
Café Waiter (uncredited) Café Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theodore von Eltz
Captain Pierlot (uncredited) Captain Pierlot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Watson
French Officer (uncredited) French Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Wilber
Dying Soldier (uncredited) Dying Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ian Wolfe
Izquierdo (uncredited) Izquierdo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Worth
Secret Service Adjutant (uncredited) Secret Service Adjutant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Yaconelli
French Soldier (uncredited) French Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pedro (uncredited) Pedro (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 307 votes