New Moon (1940 Film)
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New Moon 1940 Film
New Moon
Poster - New Moon (1940) 01.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Z. Leonard
W. S. Van Dyke
Produced byRobert Z. Leonard
Written byRobert Arthur
Jacques Deval
Based onThe New Moon
1928 operetta
by Sigmund Romberg
Oscar Hammerstein II
StarringJeanette MacDonald
Nelson Eddy
Mary Boland
George Zucco
Music byHerbert Stothart
CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels
Edited byHarold F. Kress
Release date
  • July 19, 1940 (1940-07-19)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,290,000 (domestic earnings)[1]
$1,237,000 (foreign earnings)[1]

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.

Plot summary

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.



  1. ^ a b c Turk, Edward Baron (1998). Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-22253-9.

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