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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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Hans Holt ...
Bruni Löbel ...
Mother Fiala
Fritz Eckhardt ...
Denis Gilmore ...
Hennie Scott ...
Gunther Philipp ...
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Walter Regelsberger ...
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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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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: Dad. There were eight boys there. And they only wanted two. And they chose me.
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Connections

Featured in The Barefoot Executive (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Radetzky March
Written by Johann Strauß Sr.
Performed as part of the Strauss Opera
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A classic Disney story
29 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walt Disney personally supervised the filming of "Almost Angels" and in so doing, invested the film with his own personal magic. Among other requirements, the central staircase at the Vienna Choir Boy's home in Augarten Park, Vienna, had to be changed, so that boys could enter into and disappear from scenes written into the script that called for a specific kind of stairs.

Although dated in some respects, the film is beautifully photographed, and of course the music is the main element, as well as the boys' charm. Actors chosen for the lead roles did not sing, but soundtrack and film were so well matched, most people are convinced they did!

An update of this classic is unnecessary, but it would be a terrific thing if this movie were re- mastered, digitized and released in DVD format!


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