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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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THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPH! YOUR GREATEST MUSICAL THRILL! 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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Marianne
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by an unspecified male chorus
Also Performed a bit by Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
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Beautiful and Romantic
16 May 2010 | by joyinlagunahillsSee all my reviews

These people are marvelous. The woman star is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen and the man is beyond handsome, and these gorgeous people can sing, and sing beautifully. I've been unable to get the music out of my head. It is romantic and gorgeous and unforgettable. The story is old fashioned and as different from today's movies as daylight is from night. This movie is not edgy or raw, it is just the opposite. Just a wonderful emotional experience. (At the crack of dawn, my mother in law (we are staying with them for the weekend) dragged me out of bed and said that I had to see this movie and although we have little in common when it comes to taste in clothes and many other things, she was entirely right about this movie. Thank you Gina.)


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