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Hello Janine! (1939)
"Hallo Janine!" (original title)

 |  Musical  |  1 July 1939 (Germany)
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The French ballet girl Janine, a gifted tap-dancer, dreams of a musical career in Paris. But first she wants to take revenge on Count René who stood up her best friend Charlotte. Janine ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Count Rene
Rudi Godden ...
Pierre Tarin
Mady Rahl ...
Else Elster ...
Erich Ponto ...
Monsieur Pamion
Käte Kühl ...
Madame Pamion
Hubert von Meyerinck ...
Ernst Dumcke ...
The Director
Edith Meinhard ...
Marjan Lex ...
Marlise Ludwig ...
The Hostess
S.O. Schoening ...
(as Sascha Oscar Schöning)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fritz Draeger ...
Paul Ludwig Frey ...
Gast bei Pamion


The French ballet girl Janine, a gifted tap-dancer, dreams of a musical career in Paris. But first she wants to take revenge on Count René who stood up her best friend Charlotte. Janine wants him to fall in love with her and disappoint him afterwards. At a masked ball at which Janine pretends to be a Marquise they have their first meeting. Janine is very disappointed in the "good gentleman", but she does not suspect that this gentleman also makes a pretence. The man whom she holds to be count René is Pierre, a composer and pianist. Both, Count René and Pierre expect to gain mutual advantage by changing their identies. Rene wants to stroll and make conquests inkognito, while Pierre hopes for a meeting with the powerful music publisher Pamion. Written by Anonymous

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1 July 1939 (Germany)  »

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Allo Janine  »

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Referenced in Kiss Me Casanova (1949) See more »


Ich brauche keine Millionen
Written by Peter Kreuder
Sung by Marika Rökk
Danced by Marika Rökk and Johannes Heesters
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A good piece of musical comedy.
16 October 2003 | by ( – See all my reviews

This is the film that signaled WW II. Its opening night was on July 1, 1939, and you can see how it aims to be "international": the stars are from Holland (Heesters) and Hungary (Roekk), the action takes place in Paris. Der Fuehrer himself liked the film, and commented "Well acted". A few days before the war started, a secret cablegram reached the UFA studios: to provide a copy of "Hallo Janine" with Polish subtitles at once. German film prepared to march along with German soldiers into Europe. Nevertheless, this is a slice of purest escapism, as far from the designed reality as it can get. And a pretty good one at that.

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