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Almost Angels (1962)

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Supported avidly by his mother and more reluctantly at first by his father, a working-class Austrian boy joins the Vienna Choirboys, where he proves to be unusually talented. The standard ... See full summary »

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Supported avidly by his mother and more reluctantly at first by his father, a working-class Austrian boy joins the Vienna Choirboys, where he proves to be unusually talented. The standard initiation ordeals which new boys must endure at the hands of their seniors are intensified in his case because he has aroused the jealousy of Peter, the head chorister, by singing a solo which Peter had long sung himself. The fact is that Peter's voice is breaking, and with a broken voice often comes a broken heart. But, encouraged by the director and all the boys, Peter begins to develop in a new role as composer and conductor. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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BOYSterous DOGS and the DOGgondest BOYS ...together they spell FUN! [double bill with re-release of "Lady and the Tramp"]

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Family | Comedy | Music

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26 September 1962 (USA)  »

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Akár az angyalok  »

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Trivia

On its first (and possibly only) theatrical run, this film was shown as the second feature on a double bill with the 1962 re-release of Lady and the Tramp (1955). See more »

Goofs

The program for the Sydney, Australia concert misspells Sydney as Sidney. See more »

Quotes

Tony Fiala: He'll just have to keep his mouth shut till we leave, that's all.
Friedel Schmidt: That'll take some doing.
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Greensleeves
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Why Does Disney DO what they do?
23 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie should have much exposure than it did. I can't really add much more to the existing comments.

It's a marvelous family movie, and especially heartwarming for any boy who has any musical talent - singing or playing - to watch.

Why Disney hasn't put this and some of their other timeless classics onto restored DVD's, I have no idea. I'd be waiting in line to buy this one if it were available.

So if any of you greedy format-inventing Disney dorks are reading, get some of the old stuff out and remaster it. You'll be even richer than you already are!


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