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Walking on Air (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  11 September 1936 (USA)
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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
Gordon Jones ...
Joe
Maxine Jennings ...
Flo Quinlan
Alan Curtis ...
Fred Randolph
Anita Colby ...
Ex-Mrs. Fred Randolph
Patricia Wilder ...
KARB Receptionist
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Andando no Ar  »

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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

My Heart Wants To Dance
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Sid Silvers
Sung by an unidentifed sextet at the beach club
Reprised by Gene Raymond at the radio staion
Played as background at the end
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Gene Raymond Sings
28 April 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In Beverly Hills, California, wealthy Henry Stephenson (as Horace Bennett) is unhappy with the man daughter Ann Sothern (as Kit) plans to marry. Locked in her room, Ms. Sothern has food delivered on silver platters, which she immediately throws out the window. Meanwhile, aspiring singer Gene Raymond (as Peter "Pete" Quinlan) is preparing to audition for a job at radio station KARB. His roommate Gordon Jones (as Joe) places ads for himself and Mr. Raymond in the "wanted" section of the local newspaper...

Father Stephenson hires Mr. Jones to watch over Sothern while Raymond is hired by Sothern to pose as an obnoxious French Count. She hopes her father and perceptive aunt Jessie Ralph (as Evelyn Bennett) will find Raymond distasteful and comparatively approve of fiancé Alan Curtis (as Fred Randolph). There is very little original creative energy in "Walking on Air" - but Raymond's tenor is pleasant, his French is funny, Sothern is a fine leading lady and they get two of the best supporting characters in town.

***** Walking on Air (9/11/36) Joseph Santley ~ Gene Raymond, Ann Sothern, Jessie Ralph, Henry Stephenson


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