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Music in the Air (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 13 December 1934 (USA)
Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

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Frieda Hotzfelt
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Sieglinde Lessing
Al Shean ...
Dr. Walter Lessing
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Ernst Weber
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Hans Uppman
Hobart Bosworth ...
Cornelius
Sara Haden ...
Martha
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Anna
Roger Imhof ...
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Jed Prouty ...
Kirschner
Christian Rub ...
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Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

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Song hits to keep you singing gaily for a year! (original poster) See more »


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Liebesreigen  »

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The Broadway musical "Music in the Air" opened at the Alvin Theatre (New York City) on November 8, 1932 and ran for 342 performances. See more »

Quotes

Frieda Hotzfelt: [Frieda and Bruno enter, bickering; Frieda is cradling a Pekinese dog] ... Yes it is! It's all your fault.
Bruno Mahler: What do you mean it's my fault? He started it. Pogo just bit me.
Frieda Hotzfelt: Well what if he did? You made faces at him.
Bruno Mahler: No, he made faces at me first
Frieda Hotzfelt: [petting the dog] Little precious. Did naughty Bruno frighten you? My little Pogo... my sweet darling.
Frieda Hotzfelt: [they see Karl holding an office assistant up by the ankles so she can reach the top of a cupboard] Did you see that?
Bruno Mahler: Probably raised on goats' milk!
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The film opens with a long shot of a mountain, and the title "Music in the Air" wafts in as if blown there by a mountain wind. See more »

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Featured in Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II (2012) See more »

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I'm So Eager
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Gloria Swanson; sung later by June Lang (dubbed by Betty Heistand) and John Boles during a rehearsal and by Gloria Swanson in her dressing room
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Lubitsch would be proud
28 October 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

A whimsical, agreeably carefree Lubitsch-inspired operetta that has pleasantly melodic Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein music, a lyrical fairy-tale German setting, and a fine romance with an eccentric cast of characters. The stars, with their charm and enthusiasm intact, are joy to watch. Gloria Swanson and her bickering partner John Boles are secondary to the young vibrant couple, played by a handsome Douglass Montgomery and a lithesome June Lang. Montegomery's role as the school teacher Karl Roder in the German village may be the most cheerful role he has ever played. The most tuneful song "We Belong Together" is so melodious and beguiling that you might want to see the film again and again so you wouldn't forget it. Although the film was made for Fox and directed by the implacable German émigré Joe May, this kind of frothy European-style operetta is reminiscent of those by Lubitsch. The difference is that Lubitsch's operettas show irony and feeling for its characters, whereas Joe May's movie is merely a frou-frou, an inconsequential fluff only to showcase the musical talents of its first-rate cast.


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