Although filled with music from fade-in to fade-out, NEW MOON leaves much to be desired in many departments, especially its plot, which is highly derivative of 1935's NAUGHTY MARIETTA. In 1788, Marianne de Beaumanoir (MacDonald) sails from France to New Orleans to take over a plantation
left her by a late uncle. On board the ship is a horde of indentured servants, including Charles, the Duc de Villiers (Eddy), who has hidden his noble identity to escape the wrath of the king. Before long Charles has mightily impressed Marianne with his courtly ways, and when the evil Vicomte
Ribaud (George Zucco) reveals the duke's identity, Charles leads a slave escape, aided by M...