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New Moon (1940)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance | Adventure  -  28 June 1940 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marianne de Beaumanoir
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Charles
Mary Boland ...
Valerie de Rossac
George Zucco ...
Vicomte Ribaud
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Father Michel
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Governor of New Orleans
Stanley Fields ...
Tambour
Dick Purcell ...
Alexander
John Miljan ...
Pierre Brugnon
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Guizot
William Tannen ...
Pierre
Bunty Cutler ...
Julie
Claude King ...
Monsieur Dubois
Cecil Cunningham ...
Governor's Wife
Joe Yule ...
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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An eyeful of beauty, a heartful of singing thrill! See more »


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28 June 1940 (USA)  »

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New Moon  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"New Moon" opened at the Imperial Theatre on September 19, 1928 and ran for 509 performances. See more »

Quotes

Charles Duc de Villiers: We have a legend at home, too. The story of a humble shepherd who loved a lady of high rank. Hardly daring to hope, he sang of his longing.
Marianne de Beaumanoir: Did she hear him?
Charles Duc de Villiers: She answered his song.
Marianne de Beaumanoir: I seem to recall to recall the legend... and the song, too.
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Nelson Eddy
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Beautiful and Romantic
16 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These people are marvelous. The woman star is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen and the man is beyond handsome, and these gorgeous people can sing, and sing beautifully. I've been unable to get the music out of my head. It is romantic and gorgeous and unforgettable. The story is old fashioned and as different from today's movies as daylight is from night. This movie is not edgy or raw, it is just the opposite. Just a wonderful emotional experience. (At the crack of dawn, my mother in law (we are staying with them for the weekend) dragged me out of bed and said that I had to see this movie and although we have little in common when it comes to taste in clothes and many other things, she was entirely right about this movie. Thank you Gina.)


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