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New Moon (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 17 January 1931 (USA)
New Moon is the name of the ship crossing the Caspian Sea. A young Lt. Petroff meets the Princess Tanya and they have a ship board romance. Upon arriving at the port of Krasnov, Petroff ... See full summary »

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Jack Conway

Writers:

Oscar Hammerstein II (book) (as Oscar Hammerstein 2nd), Frank Mandel (book) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Tibbett ... Lieutenant Michael Petroff
Grace Moore ... Princess Tanya Strogoff
Adolphe Menjou ... Governor Boris Brusiloff
Roland Young ... Count Strogoff
Gus Shy Gus Shy ... Potkin
Emily Fitzroy ... Countess Anastasia Strogoff
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Storyline

New Moon is the name of the ship crossing the Caspian Sea. A young Lt. Petroff meets the Princess Tanya and they have a ship board romance. Upon arriving at the port of Krasnov, Petroff learns that Tanya is engaged to the old Governor Brusiloff. Petroff, disillusioned, crashes the ball to talk with Tanya. Found by Brusiloff, they invent a story about her lost bracelet. To reward him, and remove him, Brusiloff sends Petroff to the remote, and deadly, Fort Darvaz. Soon, the big battle against overwhelming odds will begin. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parisian Belle See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The operetta, "The New Moon," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 19 September 1928 and closed on 14 December 1929 after 509 performances. The leads were played by Robert Halliday and Evelyn Herbert, and the supporting cast included Gus Shy, who is also in this movie. See more »

Goofs

The credits list "New Moon" as the title of the original operetta, but its title was "The New Moon". See more »

Quotes

Princess Tanya Strogoff: I speak gypsy.
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Crazy Credits

Opening card: Through the Caspian, the most easterly of western seas, the ship New Moon drives toward the port of Krasnov, the most westerly of eastern towns. See more »

Connections

Version of Great Performances: The New Moon (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Farmer's Daughter
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Played by the band on the ship and sung in a gypsy language by Lawrence Tibbett
Reprised by him with an English translation
Played on piano and sung in the gypsy language by Grace Moore
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13 January 2004 | by docrob44See all my reviews

This obviously dated film has much to recommend it, viz. that the two title roles were performed by world reknown artists, no mean achievement on the part of MGM. Grace Moore is simply magnificent and would shine most brightly among today's finest sopranos. Lawrence Tibbett, while not at his best, nevertheless reveals a high baritone which most tenors would covet. The acting is quite good for the period as well. In addition to the fabulous singing artistry the film can be said to reflect the cultural and social mores of the period and as such is a "must see" for those in love with pre 1940s films.


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