New Moon

New Moon

Director: Jack Conway Cast: Lawrence Tibbett, Grace Moore, Adolphe Menjou

DVD (Full Frame)

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Metropolitan opera star Grace Moore's second movie vehicle was the 1930 adaptation of the Oscar Hammerstein II-Sigmund Romberg operetta New Moon. On this occasion, Moore was teamed with another "Met" alumnus, baritone Lawrence Tibbertt. The stars are cast respectively as Tanya Strogoff, a White Russian princess slated to marry a man she does not love, and Michael Petroff, the handsome lieutenant whom she does love. The jilted fiance, Governor Boris Brusiloff (Adolphe Menjou) vows revenge, leading to a bloody military engagement in which even comedy-relief character Potkin (Gus Shy) is killed. Nonetheless, both hero and heroine live to love and sing again. The fact that the original operetta was set in 18th-century New Orleans rather than pre-Revolutionary Russia did not stop the screenwriters from utilizing most of the plot devices from the 1928 stage version. Likewise left intact were many of the timeless Hammerstein-Romberg tunes, including "Lover Come Back to Me" and "Stout-Hearted Men." Despite its Slavic setting, New Moon was retitled Parisian Belle for television, to avoid confusion with the 1940 Nelson Eddy-Jeanette MacDonald remake.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/2019
UPC: 0883929683727
Original Release: 1931
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 11,196

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lawrence Tibbett Lt. Michael Petroff
Grace Moore Princess Tanya Strogoff
Adolphe Menjou Gov. Boris Brusiloff
Roland Young Count Strogoff
Gus Shy Potkin
Emily Fitzroy Countess Anastasia Strogoff

Technical Credits
Jack Conway Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Margaret Booth Editor
Frank R. Butler Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Oscar Hammerstein Score Composer
Cyril Hume Screenwriter
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Sigmund Romberg Score Composer
Sylvia Thalberg Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- New Moon
1. Chapter 1 [8:34]
2. Chapter 2 [8:00]
3. Chapter 3 [8:09]
4. Chapter 4 [7:08]
5. Chapter 5 [7:57]
6. Chapter 6 [7:15]
7. Chapter 7 [8:20]
8. Chapter 8 [8:53]
9. Chapter 9 [7:25]
10. Chapter 10 [5:45]
11. Chapter 11 [:08]

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