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New Moon (1930)

New Moon is the name of the ship crossing the Caspian Sea. A young Lt. Petroff meets the Princess Tanya and they have a ship board romance. Upon arriving at the port of Krasnov, Petroff ... See full summary »

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Jack Conway

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Oscar Hammerstein II (book) (as Oscar Hammerstein 2nd), Frank Mandel (book) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Tibbett ... Lieutenant Michael Petroff
Grace Moore ... Princess Tanya Strogoff
Adolphe Menjou ... Governor Boris Brusiloff
Roland Young ... Count Strogoff
Gus Shy Gus Shy ... Potkin
Emily Fitzroy ... Countess Anastasia Strogoff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Genardi Frankie Genardi
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Storyline

New Moon is the name of the ship crossing the Caspian Sea. A young Lt. Petroff meets the Princess Tanya and they have a ship board romance. Upon arriving at the port of Krasnov, Petroff learns that Tanya is engaged to the old Governor Brusiloff. Petroff, disillusioned, crashes the ball to talk with Tanya. Found by Brusiloff, they invent a story about her lost bracelet. To reward him, and remove him, Brusiloff sends Petroff to the remote, and deadly, Fort Darvaz. Soon, the big battle against overwhelming odds will begin. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parisian Belle See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The operetta, "The New Moon," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 19 September 1928 and closed on 14 December 1929 after 509 performances. The leads were played by Robert Halliday and Evelyn Herbert, and the supporting cast included Gus Shy, who is also in this movie. See more »

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The credits list "New Moon" as the title of the original operetta, but its title was "The New Moon". See more »

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Referenced in Deep in My Heart (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Wanting You
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung a cappella by Lawrence Tibbett on the ship
Reprised by him and Grace Moore on the ship
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My personal favourite of Lawrence Tibbett's movies
16 May 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I do like operetta a lot, and I love Lawrence Tibbett not just for his unique voice in that it is powerful whatever register he sings in but also for his vivid and charismatic presence. Of the films he did, New Moon is my personal favourite with Metropolitan not close behind. I agree about the story, it is creaky, hokey and very ridiculous like the story of the operetta except in this case more so, and I also think the movie is too short. However, I do like the production values, especially the costumes, excepting the poorly shot climatic battle. The music is absolutely great, both songs and score, and there is some amusing dialogue and snappy pacing. Roland Young is delightfully droll, and Adolphe Menjou is a fine presence. Then we have Grace Moore, charming yet shrewish, she is my personal favourite of the leading ladies in the films of Lawrence Tibbett. As for Tibbett, aside from the delightful music and sweet romance, with his charisma and wonderful singing, he steals the picture. Overall, I like New Moon a lot, I tend to forget the creaky story, when the music, Moore and Tibbett are so good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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