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Music in the Air (1934)

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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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Hans Uppman
Hobart Bosworth ...
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Roger Imhof ...
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Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

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THE SHOW OF SHOWS! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Liebesreigen  »

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The show's best-known song, "The Song is You," was recorded and filmed but cut out of the final release version. As filmed, John Boles sang it to June Lang in a dressing room scene. An instrumental of the song can still be heard under the opening credits. See more »

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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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I'm Coming Home
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by John Boles
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Swanson Puts the Music in the Air
26 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pleasant musical comedy from the stage given a big boost by terrific performances by Gloria Swanson and John Boles. They play a bickering couple who get involved with a naive younger couple from an alpine village. And all the bickering revolves around a new operetta and who will play what parts. Familiar plot and OK music. The real attraction is the funny and charming performance by Swanson in the last starring film of her 20-year reign in Hollywood. Like Indiscreet and Tonight or Never, this should have been a hit but Hollywood legend tells us that after The Trespasser, Swanson's next five talkies flopped. Why? Her films were well made and her voice was superb. She had a singing voice reminiscent of Irene Dunne's. Music in the Air was a hit on Broadway, but who knows what was cut for the film version. The stars are joined by a solid supporting cast: Douglass Montgomery (better than usual), June Lang, Al Shean, Jed Prouty, Joseph Cawthorne, Reginald Owen, Marjorie Main, Sara Haden.

Swanson and Boles (usually so stiff) have so much fun as they throw themselves into their roles it's hard to resist. The two had starred in the 1927 silent film, The Love of Sunya. Hard to understand today why Swanson's career crashed. She made one other film between this one and her great success in Sunset Boulevard in 1950.

This may be the Hollywood debuts for German director Joe May and writer Billy Wilder! So although Music in the Air was a flop in 1934, in 1949 when Wilder was searching for the perfect Norma Desmond, Swanson's name was at the top of the list. Legend has it Mae West was the first choice for the role, but Swanson got and turned in the film performance of the century.


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