MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 641 this week

Almost Angels (1962)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 245 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

, (original story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 26 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
a list of 484 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 484 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
 
a list of 495 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Almost Angels" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Almost Angels (1962)

Almost Angels (1962) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Almost Angels.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1945 the fate of Vienna's famous Lipizzaner stallions hangs into balance.American general Patton could save them but first he asks to see them perform.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens
Comedy | Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Emil travels by bus to Berlin to visit his grandmother and his cousin, his money is stolen by a crook who specializes in digging tunnels. Emil must get the money back as it is for his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Tewksbury
Stars: Walter Slezak, Bryan Russell, Roger Mobley
Bon Voyage! (1962)
Family | Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Willards from Terre Haute, Indiana, travels abroad for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Paris, France. Harry Willard believes that the greatest problem will be avoiding tap water, but ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman, Michael Callan
Big Red (1962)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wealthy sportsman's decision to hire a backwoods orphan to exercise a champion Irish Setter has unexpected consequences.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest
Summer Magic (1963)
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Burl Ives
Amy (1981)
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Jenny Agutter, Barry Newman, Kathleen Nolan
Moon Pilot (1962)
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Tom Tryon, Brian Keith, Edmond O'Brien
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn
Family | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young English girl Nikky and her aunt arrive at the Moon-Spinners, a hotel on Crete, to a less than enthusiastic welcome. The coolness of the owner is only out-done by the surliness of her ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Scotland 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone,... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Alex Mackenzie
Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tells the life story of a wolf named Lobo. He grows from a playful, curious cub into a wolf with a huge bounty on his head. Along the way he makes friends with deer, tangles with ... See full summary »

Stars: Rex Allen, Ingvald Lieberkind
Ten Who Dared (1960)
Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Major John Wesley Powell leads an expedition through the Grand Canyon to chart the Colorado River.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Brian Keith, John Beal, James Drury
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Vincent Winter ...
Sean Scully ...
Peter Weck ...
...
Bruni Löbel ...
Mother Fiala
Fritz Eckhardt ...
Denis Gilmore ...
Hennie Scott ...
Gunther Philipp ...
Radio Announcer
Hermann Furthmosek ...
Hans Christian ...
Walter Regelsberger ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinz Grohmann ...
Heidi Grübl ...
Bernard Hindinger ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akár az angyalok  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »


Soundtracks

Lustig ist das Zigeunerleben
Traditional German song
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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!


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this movie available yet on VHS or DVD? asap-5
On DVD through the Disney movie club along with coonbay
Strauss Opera? clanhar
Just ran on BYU tv tonight! fangfan-1
Boys + High Notes Madness832
Discuss Almost Angels (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?