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New Moon is a 1940 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. read more
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New Moon is a 1940 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.

Original Release

06/28/1940

Cast

Buster Keaton Prisoner - 'LuLu'
Jeanette MacDonald Marianne de Beaumanoir
Mary Boland Valerie de Rossac
Nelson Eddy Charles
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
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke

Writers

Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel, Laurence Schwab, Jacques Deval, Robert Arthur

Cast

Buster Keaton Prisoner - 'LuLu'
Jeanette MacDonald Marianne de Beaumanoir
Mary Boland Valerie de Rossac
Nelson Eddy Charles
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
Claude King Monsieur Dubois
Cecil Cunningham Governor's Wife
Joe Yule Maurice
George Irving Ship's Captain
Edwin Maxwell Captain de Jean
William Tannen Pierre
Bunty Cutler Julie
Paul E. Burns Guard on Ship
Rafael Alcayde Monsieur de Piron

Producers

Editors

Harold F. Kress

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