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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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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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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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They try but it's a dud
6 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walking On Air (1936) Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond, Jessie Ralph and Henry Stephenson. Formula B musical about a rich girl who wants to marry one guy and hires another to pretend to be a rich obnoxious count so her father will reconsider his unfavorable view of the one she thinks she loves. In the meantime, her father hires a bodyguard to keep her at home and she is locked in her room. She throws her meals, that are served on a tray of fine china and silver, out the window. Her pretend suitor is really trying to be hired by a radio show and we get to hear his audition and first broadcast. The 3 songs are forgettable and the script is predictable. Ann is okay and Gene is his usual smarmy sophomoric self. The two character actors steal the show. Which is a dud. 5/10


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