Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Cast: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Mary Boland, George Zucco, H.B. Warner, Grant Mitchell,
Stanley Fields, John Miljan, Cecil Cunningham
Songs: "Lover Come Back To Me," "Wanting You," "Softly As In a Morning Sunrise," "Stout Hearted Men," "Marianne," and "Wedding Party"
Music by Sigmund Romberg. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II.
New Moon was the sixth teaming of MacDonald and Eddy and was based on a 1928 operetta with music by Sigmund Romberg. MGM had filmed it once before in 1930 with Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore, but it was a flop. This time it was Naughty Marietta all over again, with a similar plot line. Again, it was a big hit for MacDonald, Eddy and MGM. In many of the big cities, audiences gave standing ovation applause after every duet the two stars sang.