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Fanfaren der Liebe (1951)

Two out of work musicians put on drag to get work in an all girl band. Inevitable comical romantic complications ensue.


Kurt Hoffmann


Michael Logan (story) (as Logan), Heinz Pauck | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Dieter Borsche ... Hans Mertens
Inge Egger ... Gaby Bruck
Grethe Weiser ... Lydia d'Estée
Georg Thomalla ... Peter
Oskar Sima ... Hallinger
Ilse Petri Ilse Petri ... Sabine
Beppo Brem Beppo Brem ... Boxer
Hans Fitz Hans Fitz ... Friedrich
Ursula Traun Ursula Traun ... Anette
Viktor Afritsch Viktor Afritsch ... Friseur
Herbert Kroll Herbert Kroll ... Poehle
Michl Lang Michl Lang ... Hotelportier Brunhuber
Walter Kiaulehn Walter Kiaulehn ... Oberkellner (as Walther Kiaulehn)
Olly Gubo Olly Gubo
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This movie is based on the story that was the inspiration for Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959). Wilder took the basic idea of the two musicians finding a job in a girls band, disguised as women. However he said that the German original was "thirdclass, absolutely terrible and miserable". See more »


Lydia d'Estée: Mr. Manager, I'm desperate. One of my girls feels like a mother and the other one wants to marry.
Poehle: How am i suppose to understand it?
Lydia d'Estée: What's not to understand? The bass fiddle wants to go to the point of marriage and the piano will get a child
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Ich zähl mir's an den Knöpfen ab
Performed by Inge Egger and Ilse Petri
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Inspiration for a great movie
2 July 2002 | by bugswatterSee all my reviews

A good film - but a rarity, where the film it inspired is better than the original. (But when the "remake" is directed by Billy Wilder and has a cast of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, how could the original be as good?) Yet, this film is very enjoyable in its own right - including the main song ("ja, nein, ja, nein, ja") performed in many different styles....

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14 September 1951 (West Germany) See more »

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