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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 ...
Hennie Scott ...
Gunther Philipp ...
Radio Announcer
Hermann Furthmosek ...
Hans Christian ...
Walter Regelsberger ...
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Heidi Grübl ...
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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: Hey, leave that alone.
Friedel Schmidt: Is it yours?
Tony Fiala: Yeah, my dad gave it to me last Christmas. It's got two wavebands, seven transistors.
Friedel Schmidt: Boy, I never saw one like this before. How do you turn it on?
Tony Fiala: No don't.
Peter Schaefer: A radio. Your not supposed to have it here.
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On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Written by Johann Strauß
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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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