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Fanfaren der Liebe (1951)

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Two out of work musicians put on drag to get work in an all girl band. Inevitable comical romantic complications ensue.



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Inge Egger ...
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Grethe Weiser ...
Lydia d'Estée
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Oskar Sima ...
Ilse Petri ...
Beppo Brem ...
Hans Fitz ...
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Michl Lang ...
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Walter Kiaulehn ...
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14 September 1951 (West Germany)  »

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Fanfares of Love  »

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4 June 2004 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Of course this movie does not reach the eight-years-later production "Some Like It Hot" by Billy Wilder, but nevertheless this one is a real big fun! The story is well-known, in "Fanfaren..." you're only missing the opening with machine guns. The rest is quite the same. Billy Wilder was famous for his "tempo", the running gags, the brilliance of his comedies. "Fanfaren..." is much less confused and thrilling, but a solid German comedy with the stars of that time! Georg Thomalla must have loved playing the "old spouse", and Dieter Borsche - womanizer of his time! - looked very much better dressed up like a woman! Perhaps it is not really necessary to compare these two movies, but: Grethe Weiser is surely the better "Sweet Sue". Think of "Some Like It Hot" with her in the role of "Sue"...

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