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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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Vicomte Ribaud
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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Abe Dinovitch, Sally Mueller and Austin Grant are listed in studio records as cast members for "solo bits in the 'Stouthearted Men' sequence," but no soloists are heard in that sequence other than Nelson Eddy. See more »

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Charles Duc de Villiers: There's enough seamen among us to sail to the ends of the earth!
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Version of New Moon (1930) See more »

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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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Many wonderful songs. Makes me feel good to watch it.
31 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is filled with wonderful songs. The voices of Jeanette and Nelson blend wonderfully. It is a joy to watch and listen to. I find myself singing along with them. It also has gentle humor in it. And Jeanette MacDonald is beautiful and radiant as always.


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