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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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Credited cast:
Vincent Winter ...
Sean Scully ...
Peter Weck ...
Hans Holt ...
Bruni Löbel ...
Mother Fiala
Fritz Eckhardt ...
Denis Gilmore ...
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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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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

Peter Schaefer: So - uh - was all your own idea, was it?
Tony Fiala: What?
Peter Schaefer: Oh - uh - climbing in through the window.
Tony Fiala: Yes, 'course it was.
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Featured in The Barefoot Executive (1971) See more »

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Lustig ist das Zigeunerleben
Traditional German song
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A Boy's Life as a Vienna Choirboy
26 March 1999 | by (Stevenson Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best films I've seen that makes me like the Vienna Boys Choir even more.

The story centers around Tony Fiala, who wanted to become a Vienna Choirboy, and Peter, one of the senior Choirboy. At first Peter does not like Tony because it seems like the choirmaster takes a liking to Tony and pushes Peter to the background. However, after an incident in which Tony takes the blame for himself rather than blame Peter, the two become fast friends.

Overall, it is a wonderful movie that gets you behind the scenes of what it is like being a Vienna Choirboy. I highly recommend it.


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