The New Moon [DVD] [1940]

  • SKU: 20721314
  • Release Date: 09/18/2012
  • Rating: NR

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    New Moon
    Previously filmed in 1930 with Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore, the robust Sigmund Romberg operetta New Moon was given another airing in 1940 as Nelson Eddy-Jeanette MacDonald vehicle. Set in 18th century Louisiana, the story concerns the relationship between haughty plantation owner Marianne de Beaumanoir (MacDonald) and her handsome bondservant Charles (Eddy). Actually a French nobleman in disguise, Charles leads his fellow bondsman in revolt, commandeering a ship and heading out to sea. He ends up capturing a vessel carrying Marianne and a cargo of mail-order brides. Though the bondsmen and the brides get along just fine, the romance between Marianne and Charles is noticeably strained, but the French Revolution comes along to solve everyone's problems. The soaring Romberg musical score includes such favorites as "One Kiss", "Stout-Hearted Men" and "Lover Come Back to Me", all performed con brio by the stars. Comedian Buster Keaton, whose supporting role was cut from the final release print of New Moon, can still be glimpsed among the bondsmen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jeanette MacDonald
      Jeanette MacDonald - Marianne de Beaumanoir
    • Nelson Eddy
      Nelson Eddy - Charles, Duc de Villiers
    • Mary Boland
      Mary Boland - Valerie de Rossac
    • George Zucco
      George Zucco - Vicomte de Ribaud
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      H.B. Warner - Father Michel

    Customer rating

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classic romantic music

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      To fully appreciate this movie you must be familiar with 18th century French history & France's relationship with Louisiana. I wish someone would "colorize" this movie. Costuming of that era is fabulous, geography of Louisiana is well displayed, story line gets a little frivolous, but the beautiful music saves the day.

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