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Music in the Air (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 13 December 1934 (USA)
Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

Director:

Joe May

Writers:

Jerome Kern (play), Oscar Hammerstein II (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gloria Swanson ... Frieda Hotzfelt
John Boles ... Bruno Mahler
Douglass Montgomery ... Karl Roder
June Lang ... Sieglinde Lessing
Al Shean ... Dr. Walter Lessing
Reginald Owen ... Ernst Weber
Joseph Cawthorn ... Hans Uppman
Hobart Bosworth ... Cornelius
Sara Haden ... Martha
Marjorie Main ... Anna
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Burgomaster
Jed Prouty ... Kirschner
Christian Rub ... Zipfelhuber
Fuzzy Knight ... Nick
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Storyline

Constantly quarreling couple decide to try the jealousy angle when a naive young couple comes along.

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Gloria Swanson, more glorious than ever! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebesreigen See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway musical "Music in the Air" opened at the Alvin Theatre (New York City) on November 8, 1932 and ran for 342 performances. See more »

Quotes

Frieda Hotzfelt: [Frieda and Bruno enter, bickering; Frieda is cradling a Pekinese dog] ... Yes it is! It's all your fault.
Bruno Mahler: What do you mean it's my fault? He started it. Pogo just bit me.
Frieda Hotzfelt: Well what if he did? You made faces at him.
Bruno Mahler: No, he made faces at me first
Frieda Hotzfelt: [petting the dog] Little precious. Did naughty Bruno frighten you? My little Pogo... my sweet darling.
Frieda Hotzfelt: [they see Karl holding an office assistant up by the ankles so she can reach the top of a cupboard] Did you see that?
Bruno Mahler: Probably raised on goats' milk!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with a long shot of a mountain, and the title "Music in the Air" wafts in as if blown there by a mountain wind. See more »

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Soundtracks

I'm Alone
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Gloria Swanson
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Music In The Air Music To Your Ears
25 April 2005 | by georgestrumSee all my reviews

This was an excellent adaptation to film from the stage hit by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The opening Alpine scene reminds you of a later film, "Sound of Music". A strong screenplay by Howard Young and Billy Wilder that avoided becoming too saccharine.Gloria Swanson was given top billing as a tempestuous German Prima Donna and she did all her own singing which was quite good. She really was a hoot in her role and she really was a natural for comedy. John Boles plays the show's lyric writer and is suave as ever and sung on his own rather well too. Douglas Montgomery is fun to watch. He's a little bit on the goofy side and his songs were dubbed by a James O'Brien. June Lang played the heroine trying to break into show business but fails. Her vocals were dubbed as well by a Betty Hiestand. Ms. Lang showed great effort but like her character she played, doesn't quite cut it. Perhaps she took the same advice and went home. We never heard from her again. Al Shean is also a classic act as the Poppa.


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