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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:
Marika Rökk ...
Janine
Johannes Heesters ...
Count Rene
Rudi Godden ...
Pierre Tarin
Mady Rahl ...
Bibi
Else Elster ...
Yvette
Erich Ponto ...
Monsieur Pamion
Käte Kühl ...
Madame Pamion
Hubert von Meyerinck ...
Jean
Ernst Dumcke ...
The Director
Edith Meinhard ...
Charlotte
Marjan Lex ...
Bourboule
Marlise Ludwig ...
The Hostess
S.O. Schoening ...
(as Sascha Oscar Schöning)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fritz Draeger ...
Theatergast
Paul Ludwig Frey ...
Gast bei Pamion
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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 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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Referenced in Kiss Me Casanova (1949) See more »

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Ich brauche keine Millionen
Written by Peter Kreuder
Sung by Marika Rökk
Danced by Marika Rökk and Johannes Heesters
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Busby Berkely auf Deutsch!
1 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The most sassy of all the Marika Rokk musicals made during the Third Reich is this, premiered in the fateful summer of 1939. It wears its American influences on its sleeve, and in some respects was the last of its kind, for though Rokk danced on through the war the music never again had that big band swing sound in quite the same way - in the 1940s American films were no longer shown on German cinema screens (which they had been pretty much throughout the 1930s) and later the Nazis progressively clamped down on swing and jazz. The concluding production number in this film, 'Musik, Musik, Musik' sounds quite astonishingly American. The look of the film is glossy and international too: the set for Musik, Musik, Musik is the sort of abstract art deco more usually associated with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the theatre is a Bauhaus dream and Rokk tap dances her way onto a row of glitter-encrusted grand pianos, which rise through the stage floor to meet her. Die Frau Meiner Traume may be more lavish, but this is more consistently entertaining, its simple plot - chorus girl wants to make it to the top - one of the universal themes of movie musicals. You'd struggle to find any kind of Nazi influence in this film: this was the sort of big-budget glossy entertainment film Goebbels had made in order to reassure ordinary Germans they were still living in a 'normal' country.


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