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New Moon (1940)

Passed | | Musical, Romance, Adventure | 28 June 1940 (USA)
On a Louisiana-bound ship, a nobleman planning a campaign for liberty encounters an heiress.

Directors:

Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke (uncredited)

Writers:

Oscar Hammerstein II (book), Frank Mandel (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanette MacDonald ... Marianne de Beaumanoir
Nelson Eddy ... Charles
Mary Boland ... Valerie de Rossac
George Zucco ... Vicomte Ribaud
H.B. Warner ... Father Michel
Grant Mitchell ... Governor of New Orleans
Stanley Fields ... Tambour
Dick Purcell ... Alexander
John Miljan ... Pierre Brugnon
Ivan F. Simpson ... Guizot
William Tannen ... Pierre
Bunty Cutler Bunty Cutler ... Julie
Claude King ... Monsieur Dubois
Cecil Cunningham ... Governor's Wife
Joe Yule ... Maurice
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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

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Songs! THRILLS! Romance! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lover Come Back See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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After the Governor's Ball, Marianne converses with her Head Servant. She addresses him as Guinot. His name is Guizot. 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

Ombra Mai Fú
(1738) (uncredited)
from opera "Xerxes"
Music by George Frideric Handel
Latin lyricist unknown
Performed by Jeanette MacDonald and unspecified singers
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Not the best but still a very good movie!
22 July 2005 | by jozefcw-1See all my reviews

New Moon is filled with great music and lyrics. Nelson Eddy's fine looks and body language will turn on the ladies in my opinion. Only in hindsight of the full collection of their movies I found this movie looking like a training ground for both actors. However their embraces and smiles at times told me they enjoyed each others company. For a while many thought of them as lovers outside the films. I have often commented to my wife in saying "How could you not fall in love with a leading lady like Jeanette MacDonald singing those wonderful songs." I would highly recommend "New Moon" and all other of their movies. My favorite is The Girl of the Golden West.


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