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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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Pete Quinlan, aka Count Pierre Louis de Marsac
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Kit Bennett
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Evelyn Bennett
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Mr. Horace Bennett
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Tom Quinlan
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Joe
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Flo Quinlan
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Fred Randolph
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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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(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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A Formula Musical that "gets it right the first time!"
24 October 2003 | by (Western Washington State, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Walking on Air is a fortunate Musical Comedy of the 1930's. It is fortunate to have the lovely and talented Ann Sothern at her radiant best, Gene Raymond (real-life husband of musical great, Jeanette MacDonald) at his popularity peak, plus veteran character actors, Jessie Ralph and Henry Stephenson, having considerable fun with their roles. Fortunate also for the lilting tunes by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Students of vintage dance music will recognize the musical director, Nathaniel Shilkret, from many recordings of the era. His work here adds a richness to the score that is often lacking in similar musical pictures. What this all adds up to is a fun way to spend 70 minutes. This viewer likes it well enough to keep a 16mm print on the shelf and has never tired of repeated screenings over the years. Walking on Air is not only a uniformly likable musical - never ponderous - always pleasing, it also looks good. The entire cast seems to be having fun working together. Certainly a cut above the average musical comedy of its period.


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