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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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Charles
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Valerie de Rossac
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Vicomte Ribaud
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Father Michel
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Governor of New Orleans
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Tambour
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Alexander
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Pierre Brugnon
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Guizot
William Tannen ...
Pierre
Bunty Cutler ...
Julie
Claude King ...
Monsieur Dubois
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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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The King and Queen of Song...gloriously together again...in a red-blooded romance...of moonlight and music...love and danger...buccaneers and beauties! See more »


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28 June 1940 (USA)  »

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Lover Come Back  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. 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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Version of New Moon (1930) 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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A Lovely Escape
4 January 2003 | by (New Cumberland, PA) – See all my reviews

This movie is lighthearted and a joy to be "lost in" for an evening. The music and singing perfectly complimented an intricate plot. The quality of Nelson Eddy's and Jeanette McDonald's is incredible, and they take you from the depths of sadness and loss to triumph and joyful reunion throughout the show. Nelson Eddy is as dashing and handsome as any leading man in the 21st century, and Jeanette McDonald's beauty is unrivaled. Both have central roles in a plot that twists and turns, and play them well, intelligently, believably. All the supporting cast is enthusiastic and funny, and add to the energy and drive of the story. The story is clean and innocent which was very refreshing. At the same time it is compelling, engaging and will remain in one's mind for days afterward. A wonderful surprise of a movie, one that I will keep in my movie library for years to come.


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