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Walking on Air (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 11 September 1936 (USA)
A stubborn young woman hires a struggling singer to play her obnoxious suitor in a scheme to overturn her father's objections to the man she really wants to marry.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Raymond ...
Pete Quinlan, aka Count Pierre Louis de Marsac
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Kit Bennett
Jessie Ralph ...
Evelyn Bennett
Henry Stephenson ...
Mr. Horace Bennett
George Meeker ...
Tom Quinlan
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Joe
Maxine Jennings ...
Flo Quinlan
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Fred Randolph
Anita Colby ...
Ex-Mrs. Fred Randolph
Patricia Wilder ...
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Storyline

Ann Sothern wishes to marry a man her rich father disapproves of, so she concocts a scheme to get him on her side. She hires Raymond to act like an obnoxious French count, then pretends to take an interest in him in front of her father, hoping he will agree her first choice is better than the brash, selfish, insulting count. Written by dictracy23

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Comedy | Musical

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11 September 1936 (USA)  »

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Count Pete  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Kit Bennett: Do you smoke?
Pete Quinlan, aka Count Pierre Louis de Marsac: Why, yes!
Kit Bennett: So does your kitchen.
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Soundtracks

"Let's Make a Wish
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Sid Silvers
Sung by Gene Raymond and Ann Sothern at the beach club
Reprised by a campfire group on the beach
Reprised by Gene Raymond at the radio station
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good comedy with music
18 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ann Sothern and Gene Raymond star in "Walking on Air," a 1936 comedy with music. Sothern and Raymond were thrown together a lot in the early to mid-thirties, and they're an attractive team. Raymond is a fledgling singer named Pete Quinlan whom Kit Bennett (Sothern) hires to play an annoying boyfriend. Her father (Henry Stephenson) refuses to allow her to be with the man she loves (Alan Curtis), so Sothern figures if she can come up with someone worse, her real boyfriend will start to look good.

Raymond gets to sing some pleasant songs, and the scenes where he insults the family are fun.

Raymond and Sothern sing "Let's Make a Wish" and sound wonderful together.

It's cute, it's predictable, but it has nice music and a good cast. Recommended.


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