Music in the Air (1934)

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


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  • Douglass Montgomery and Gloria Swanson in Music in the Air (1934)
  • Anne Howard in Music in the Air (1934)
  • John Boles in Music in the Air (1934)
  • John Boles and Gloria Swanson in Music in the Air (1934)
  • Gloria Swanson in Music in the Air (1934)
  • Donald Haines in Music in the Air (1934)

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28 October 2003 | Kalaman
Lubitsch would be proud
A whimsical, agreeably carefree Lubitsch-inspired operetta that has pleasantly melodic Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein music, a lyrical fairy-tale German setting, and a fine romance with an eccentric cast of characters. The stars, with their charm and enthusiasm intact, are joy to watch. Gloria Swanson and her bickering partner John Boles are secondary to the young vibrant couple, played by a handsome Douglass Montgomery and a lithesome June Lang. Montegomery's role as the school teacher Karl Roder in the German village may be the most cheerful role he has ever played. The most tuneful song "We Belong Together" is so melodious and beguiling that you might want to see the film again and again so you wouldn't forget it. Although the film was made for Fox and directed by the implacable German émigré Joe May, this kind of frothy European-style operetta is reminiscent of those by Lubitsch. The difference is that Lubitsch's operettas show irony and feeling for its characters, whereas Joe May's movie is merely a frou-frou, an inconsequential fluff only to showcase the musical talents of its first-rate cast.

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