GenreMusical, Romance, Adventure Music directorHerbert Stothart CountryUnited States
DirectorRobert Z. Leonard
W. S. Van Dyke Release dateJuly 19, 1940 (1940-07-19) Based onThe New Moon
by Sigmund Romberg
Oscar Hammerstein II WriterOscar Hammerstein II (book), Frank Mandel (book), Laurence Schwab (book), Jacques Deval (screen play), Robert Arthur (screen play) DirectorsRobert Z. Leonard, W. S. Van Dyke CastJeanette 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) Similar moviesBirdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen, Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Straight Outta Compton
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New Moon is a 1940 American musical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with uncredited direction by W. S. Van Dyke.
It is the second film adaptation of the operetta The New Moon, which premiered on Broadway in 1928. The stage version featured music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and others. The first film adaptation, also titled New Moon, which premiered in 1930, was less faithful to the stage version.
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During the 18th century in New Orleans, Louisiana, a French nobleman in disguise as a bondsman, Charles (Nelson Eddy) leads his fellow bondsman in revolt against his ship's captain, commandeering the ship and heading out to sea.