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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
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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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THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPH! YOUR GREATEST MUSICAL THRILL! See more »


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Original director W.S. Van Dyke was replaced after two weeks by Robert Z. Leonard. See more »

Quotes

Charles Duc de Villiers: Anger makes you very charming, mademoiselle.
Marianne de Beaumanoir: Patronizing makes you very boring, monsieur.
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Version of New Moon (1930) See more »

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Wanting You
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
Reprised by them at the end
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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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