The Firefly

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The Firefly

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The Firefly

Release Date: November 05, 1937

Year    :   1937
Slogan    :   «Jeanette MacDonald Is The Luminous Singing Spy!»
Genres    :   History, Music, Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Robert Z. Leonard
Producers    :   Robert Z. Leonard, Hunt Stromberg
Writers    :   Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Ogden Nash, Otto A. Harbach
RunTime    :   131 mins.

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 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

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