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The Firefly (1937)





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In this adaptation of the operetta by Rudolf Friml, secret agent Nina Maria Azara (Jeannette MacDonald) is working undercover for the King of Spain as a singer known as the "Mosca del Fuego" or "Firefly." Her mission is to uncover Napoleon's plot to invade Spain before it is too late. This film features a variety of songs including "Donkey Serenade," "Love Is Like a Firefly," " and "When a Maid Comes Knocking At Your Heart."

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Jeanette MacDonald
as Nina Maria Azara
Allan Jones
as Don Diego
Warren William
as Col. de Rouchemont
Douglass Dumbrille
as Marquis DeMelito
Leonard Penn
as Etienne
Billy Gilbert
as Innkeeper
Tom Rutherford
as King Ferdinand
Henry Daniell
as Gen. Savary
George Zucco
as St. Clair
Ian Wolfe
as Izquierdo
Robert Spindola
as Coach Driver's Son
Zeni Vatori
as Waiter in Cafe
John Picorri
as Cafe Proprietor
James B. Carson
as Smiling Waiter
Milton Watson
as French Officer
Peter DuRey
as Officer
Maurice Black
as Pigeon Vendor
Maurice Cass
as Strawberry Vendor
Sam Appel
as Fruit Vendor
Rolfe Sedan
as Hat Vendor
Inez Palange
as Flower Vendor
Theodore von Eltz
as Capt. Pierlot
Pedro de Cordoba
as Spanish General
Monya Andre
as Civilian Wife
Stanley Price
as Napoleon
Guy D'Ennery
as Spanish General
Robert Wilbur
as Dying Soldier
Sidney Bracey
as Secretary
Riley Hill
as Lieutenant
Ralph Byrd
as French Lieutenant
Donald Reed
as French Officer
William Crowell
as French Officer
Drew Demarest
as French Officer
Lester Dorr
as French Officer
Hooper Atchley
as French Officer
John Merton
as French Officer
Ramsey Hill
as French Officer
Anthony Pawley
as French Officer
Russell Powell
as Stablehand
Frank Yaconelli
as French Soldier
Harry Semels
as French Soldier
Charles Townsend
as French Soldier
Fred MacKaye
as French Soldier
Roger Drake
as French Soldier
Jacques Lory
as French Soldier
Alan Curtis
as French Soldier
Paul Sutton
as Spanish Civilian
Fernando García
as Napoleonic Officer
Robert Z. Leonard
as Bayonne Cafe Extra
Albertina Rasch
as Bayonne Cafe Extra
Dennis O'Keefe
as Soldiers in Bayonne Cafe
Ray Bennett
as Soldiers in Bayonne Cafe
Karl Hackett
as Bit Spaniard
Russ Powell
as Stablehand
Jason Robards Sr.
as Spanish Patriot
Lane Chandler
as Captain of Guards
Joe North
as English General
Colin Kenny
as English General
Brandon Hurst
as English General
Pat Somerset
as English General
Matthew Boulton
as Duke of Wellington
Edward Keane
as Chief of Staff
Victor Adams
as Jail Guard
Harry Worth
as Adjutant, Secret Service
Lew Harvey
as Officer
Jason Robards Sr.
as Spanish Patriot
David Tihmar
as Madrid Cafe Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Firefly

All Critics (2)

The production is very handsome, however, and so are the principals.

July 23, 2019 | Full Review…

OK operetta has some good tunes.

October 2, 2014 | Full Review…

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