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New Moon (1940)

Passed | | Musical, Romance, Adventure | 28 June 1940 (USA)
Marianne de Beaumaniour is on her way to New Orleans from Paris to inspect the plantation she inherited from her uncle. On the ship with her are bondsmen, that are to be sold for slavery. ... See full summary »

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Valerie de Rossac
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Governor of New Orleans
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Tambour
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Alexander
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Pierre Brugnon
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Guizot
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Pierre
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Monsieur Dubois
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Governor's Wife
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Maurice
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Marianne de Beaumaniour is on her way to New Orleans from Paris to inspect the plantation she inherited from her uncle. On the ship with her are bondsmen, that are to be sold for slavery. Charles, Duc de Villiers, a political enemy of the king, is also aboard posing as a bondsman. Charles is bought by Marianne's plantation manager and she is quickly taken by Charles' charm. Marianne soon discovers Charles' true-identity and she sets him free, before the French officers find him. Marianne decides to sail back to Paris with the Police Captain on the ship, 'New Moon', but they must first stop at Martinique. After Martinique, the ship is invaded by pirates. Marianne is shocked to see that Charles is the leader. That night, a fierce storm occurs, and everyone is ship-wrecked. Now, Charles is the leader and the fun begins... Written by Kelly

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HEAR THEM SING THESE LOVED MELODY FAVORITES! - "Love Come Back To Me" - "One Kiss" - "Paree" - "Stout Hearted Men" - "Wanting You"" - Other Great SIGMUND ROMBERG Melodies! See more »


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28 June 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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In the film as originally shot, Buster Keaton appears in a comic relief supporting part as the prisoner "Lulu". This would have been his first official appearance in an MGM feature production since Louis B Mayer fired him in February 1933. Several stills survive of Keaton in this role, in a scene with Jeanette MacDonald. Although Keaton's scenes were cut before the film was released, he is still visible in the background during several production numbers - particularly "Stout Hearted Men" See more »

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Marianne de Beaumanoir: Look, they're going to the "Trouble Tree."
Charles Duc de Villiers: The "Trouble Tree?"
Marianne de Beaumanoir: Yes. It's an old jungle superstition. The magnolia is an enchanted tree. Look! One by one now they'll stroke the trunk, each one chanting his trouble. The tree is supposed to take away their sorrows, grant their longings, bring back their loved ones.
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Soundtracks

La Marseillaises
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Whistled by Nelson Eddy
Performed by Jeanette MacDonald
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A Wonderful Movie
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw "New Moon" last month on Turner Classic Movies. It is a charming, beautiful movie. The contemporaneous New York Times movie critic said that the chemistry between Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy is astonishing and I agree. The story is convoluted and predictable. The music is sensational. You will remember many of the songs forever. I love old movies, I think the movies from the 30's and 40's are the finest. "New Moon" pushed "Bringing up Baby" out of my favorite movie slot. It's just a wonderful movie. She is ravishing, he is an alpha male and their singing is beautiful. The story is sweet and emotionally satisfying. I love this movie.


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