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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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Bruno Mahler
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Sieglinde Lessing
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Dr. Walter Lessing
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Ernst Weber
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Hans Uppman
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Cornelius
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Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

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Glamorous romance with munificent settings and eye-dazzling spectacles! (original poster) See more »


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Liebesreigen  »

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Music in the Air (1934) was shown at Cinefest 31 (2011). 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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Enjoyable fluff...but fluff nonetheless.
10 May 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In many ways this is a very strange film. After all, three expatriates who escaped Europe due to the rise of Hitler all were major factors in creating this film. Joe May, Erich Pommer and Billy Wilder all worked to direct, produce and write this film...a film which brings us an incredibly idealized and Hitler-free version of Bavaria! In this fairy tale land, everyone is happy, there's no repression and militarization simply doesn't exist. I wonder how these three men felt about this. Was this their homage to the Germany they used to love or did they feel a bit dirty for producing such a pasteurized view of modern Germany? Who knows...all I know is that having these three men being responsible for bringing the play to the big screen is interesting.

As for the film, it has LOTS of music...lots and lots. And it's not necessarily the enjoyable type by today's standards--being the operatic style popularized by Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy. Still, the main song is very hummable and the plot slight, but enjoyable. Plus, while her voice was not brilliant, I was surprised because Gloria Swansen appeared to actually be singing in the film...competently. Overall, a silly but enjoyable piece of fluff that is a nice time passer about folks learning to accept their lots in life. I can see why this film did nothing to help the career of Erich Plommer, as it wasn't a bad film but an easy one for the studios to ignore...as well as his subsequent efforts.


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