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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.

Director:

Kurt Hoffmann

Writers:

Michael Logan (story) (as Logan), Heinz Pauck | 1 more credit »
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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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Two musicians, Hans and Peter, are out of work. They make regular visits to the booking agent, but there's no work. After several false starts, they are desperate, and when they hear that an all-woman band, the Alpine Violets, have been let down and are desperate for two female musicians, they know that fate is knocking for them. When they hear that the band is going to a luxury Alpine hotel to record a gramophone record, they can't wait to get on board. They enlist the help of a friendly makeup artiste and practise their girly body language. After a street test they are sure they pass, so it's back to the agency to volunteer. They pass a quick audition, so it's down to the station for the night train to Ingolstadt, with the rest of the band. They get introduced to all the other girls, who are already in their pyjamas in their sleeping berths. After a lot of giggling and innuendo, fortunately they are in their own compartment for the night. Next morning, the train hasn't yet reached ... Written by Hazel Freeman

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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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Remade as The Runaways (1975) See more »

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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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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 September 1951 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanfares of Love See more »

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