MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,784 this week

New Moon (1940)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance | Adventure  -  28 June 1940 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 346 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 4 critic

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 »

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(book), (book), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 10 Apr 2011
 
a list of 1627 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 4859 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "New Moon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: New Moon (1940)

New Moon (1940) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of New Moon.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rose-Marie (1936)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Opera singer (Marie de Flor) seeks out fugitive brother in the Canadian wilderness. During her trek, she meets a Canadian mountie (Sgt. Bruce) who is also searching for her brother. Romance... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen
Dead Men Walk (1943)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The twin of a kindly small-town physician returns from the grave for vengeance against his brother, who secretly killed him because the twin served Satan.

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mary Robbins is a moderately educated, beautiful, young woman who owns the saloon called "The Poker". She is the only woman in the town of Couldee-making her the fancy of all the men there,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Walter Pidgeon
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine
Maytime (1937)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An elderly Miss Morrison recounts her life as the once young and beautiful opera singer Marcia Morney-then the toast of Napoleon III's Paris. One evening, she encounters an American voice ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, John Barrymore
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan ... See full summary »

Director: Paul L. Stein
Stars: Constance Bennett, Kenneth MacKenna, Basil Rathbone
Musical | War | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

John Carteret has long been depressed and lonely, because, at his wedding years ago, his bride, Moonyean, was murdered. He accepts into his house Kathleen, the 5 year old orphaned niece of ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Brian Aherne, Gene Raymond
Certificate: Passed Fantasy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Anna Zador is a secretary who's been working for 6 years at Count Willie Palaffi's bank. Every day, she rides to work on her bike and places flowers on Willie's desk, but Willie (the ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Edward Everett Horton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A wife shoots her husband's mistress. Afterwards, she is tormented by guilt when someone else is blamed for the crime.

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Adolphe Menjou, Claire Dodd
The Monster (1925)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A meek clerk who doubles as an amateur detective investigates some very strange goings-on at a remote mental sanitarium.

Director: Roland West
Stars: Lon Chaney, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley
Hotel Reserve (1944)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A hunt for a spy, in an hotel in the South of France just before World War Two.

Directors: Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum, and 1 more credit »
Stars: James Mason, Lucie Mannheim, Raymond Lovell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Charles
...
Valerie de Rossac
George Zucco ...
Vicomte Ribaud
...
Father Michel
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An eyeful of beauty, a heartful of singing thrill! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 June 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lover Come Back  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

[stranded on a desert island]
Marianne de Beaumanoir: Shall I cook, or do you prefer I milk a goat?
Charles Duc de Villiers: Try cooking! Men are more lenient than goats.
See more »

Connections

Version of Great Performances: The New Moon (1989) See more »

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Wonderful Movie
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw "New Moon" last month on Turner Classic Movies. It is a charming, beautiful movie. The contemporaneous New York Times movie critic said that the chemistry between Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy is astonishing and I agree. The story is convoluted and predictable. The music is sensational. You will remember many of the songs forever. I love old movies, I think the movies from the 30's and 40's are the finest. "New Moon" pushed "Bringing up Baby" out of my favorite movie slot. It's just a wonderful movie. She is ravishing, he is an alpha male and their singing is beautiful. The story is sweet and emotionally satisfying. I love this movie.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Mac + Eddy DVD Box Set Petition StratasFan
The Best Eddy-MacDonald film. jpbarham
Arthur Kennedy dubs Nelson Eddy's lines!! lanlguy
'Full Moon' might have been better bucky-283-385151
Discuss New Moon (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?