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

Quotes

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

Dance Your Cares Away
(1940) (uncredited)
Based on "Funny Little Sailor Man" (1928) (uncredited)
Music by Sigmund Romberg
New Lyricist unknown
Performed by unidentified singers
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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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