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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Charles
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Valerie de Rossac
George Zucco ...
Vicomte Ribaud
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Father Michel
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Governor of New Orleans
Stanley Fields ...
Tambour
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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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THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPH! YOUR GREATEST MUSICAL THRILL! See more »


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28 June 1940 (USA)  »

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This film received its initial television showing in New York City Sunday 16 June 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Thursday 24 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); its first telecast in San Francisco did not take place until 30 Novembert 1960 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). 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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Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Paree (Stranger in Paris)
(1940) (uncredited)
Based on "Take a Flower" in the Tavern Scene (1928) (uncredited)
Music by Sigmund Romberg
New Lyricst unknown
Performed by Jeanette MacDonald
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Lovely voices, great harmony--
26 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main thing in a Nelson/Jeanette film is the songs and beautiful harmony the stars accomplish. "Wanting You" is so lovely, I replay it before I go on with the rest of the show.

Operettas are a specialized taste, and not for everyone. But for those who like them, this is a special treat. Nelson is very romantic in this film and of course, no one sings harmony better. Jeanette always does the melody and it is Nelsons great pacing and harmony that make the songs so beautiful.

The story of the Louisiana bayou country and the French settlers at the time of the French Revolution is just a way to get the cast in lovely costumes and settings. Nelsons "Give Me Some Men" is thrilling and his holding his long note for over a minute, just great. All in all, a fine entry in the pairing of Americas Sweethearts. 9/10


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