While both sound great, Eddy is in particularly wonderful voice, his rich, warm masculine tones have always been more preferable to MacDonald's still sweet if slightly thin and trebly voice. Nelson Eddy Starred as Himself Jeanette MacDonald Starred as Herself Use the timeline above to view all the movies that Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald have starred in together. I wish our movies were more romantic like these old ones! The entire history of world cinema never saw their equal before or since. My husband got this set that came out in 1992 of all their films together for my birthday that year. The second act takes shape when Charles' true identity is divulged, and Marianne has to let him go for his own safety's sake, although she has become smitten by him, step by step, still, the percolating canard of Charles' discreditable repute bedevils her.
The weather starts getting rough, the medium size ship is tossed, and the ship's aground on the shore of a tropic desert isle. The quality of Nelson Eddy's and Jeanette McDonald's is incredible, and they take you from the depths of sadness and loss to triumph and joyful reunion throughout the show. He holds a secret, though, as he arranged to be arrested and deported--though exactly why you'll need to wait and see. Nelson and Jeanette are in their own universe…a fact that was commented on by so many people interviewed…and observable of photos of them with others around. Capra—it is a breezy little lark, somehow fresher than its antiquated plot.
For a while many thought of them as lovers outside the films. The war in Europe had not yet killed the overseas box office. I could listen to them sing all day! It took itself too seriously, didn't have very interesting music, etc. Personally speaking I'll listen to any kind of music as long as I can recognize the melody. Charles enchants fellow passenger Marianne de Beaumanoir Jeanette MacDonald , an heiress moving to America, but they are forced to part when his scheme is revealed.
After a shipwreck near an anonymous island miraculously leaves no casualty whatsoever, the third act veers into a utopian microcosm of a society build ex nihilo by the precept of parity and goodwill of course, ample nubile maidens are conveniently deployed on board beforehand , and this time it is Charles' turn to call the shots, although Marianne has no grudges of contributing her labor like a plebeian, her doubt about Charles' character takes a little bit more time to be dissipated as we are all well prepared to what kind of an ending the cockamamie story leads to. No matter what happens, nothing and no one in all the universe can change or hurt it. Finally Jeanette pushed him away, crying, and ran off. This was especially so during the depression. On the same ship is McDonald as a traveler to the new world. Not that that is going to matter much, when the camera is clearly in love with Jeanette's luminous close-ups.
There is a flight aboard ships, a sea battle, a shipwreck and an idyllic interlude upon an uncharted island in the West Indies. Both of them too are looking their age and beginning to tire in their ever-innocent personas. It was chilling and exciting. A little bit like Pitcairn Island in Mutiny on the Bounty. This movie is not edgy or raw, it is just the opposite. Both have central roles in a plot that twists and turns, and play them well, intelligently, believably.
Only in hindsight of the full collection of their movies I found this movie looking like a training ground for both actors. The main problem is that Jeanette plays a spoiled unsympathetic character, unlikely for Eddy's character to fall in love with, save for her singing. In spite of several similarities between this movie and their first Naughty Marietta , New Moon is a movie worth every moment of the time to watch it. It is one of the last and best of the black and white movie costume musicals, and is dazzling in every way. Nelson Eddy is as dashing and handsome as any leading man in the 21st century, and Jeanette McDonald's beauty is unrivaled.
The camera work includes many night time scenes and moving scenes tracking marching men, galloping horses, and sumptuous dances and walks in formal gardens in New Orleans mansions part of it all. And then came the clinch. The story has to do with dissidents from France, in the days of the revolution, who are sold as bond servants in Louisiana. Plus the fact that in several scenes he just holds her close, either face-to-face or with her backed in to him and held closely. Nelson Eddy is ranked in 401st place….
And once more, when we shut our eyes, it seemed like old times—almost. So of the legendary thespians Eddy topped? The woman star is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen and the man is beyond handsome, and these gorgeous people can sing, and sing beautifully. What more could you ask for? Nelson is very romantic in this film and of course, no one sings harmony better. Will they somehow find love on a Gilligan's Island-like setting? Later, when she is in her home in the colony, he comes to her room--and she assumes it's because he's pretending to be a servant. In light of this, I must admit up front that I never have been a fan of their films--consider this as you read my review. Searching for a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Robert Leonard-directed movie via subscription can be tricky, so we here at Moviefone want to help you out.
Nothing to lose, that is, except her self-control when inevitably her next film was with Nelson. The story starts with a hint of intrigue, with Eddy as a nobleman wanted for sedition stows away on a French packet as a prisoner. Without the songs and a very slight rewrite on Jeanette's character, it would have no doubt scored much higher. Tex Allen's email address is TexAllen Rocketmail. They work beautifully together, and sing and act with great energy and appealing tones.