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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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Cast

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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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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Charles Duc de Villiers: There's enough seamen among us to sail to the ends of the earth!
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One Kiss
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Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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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.


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