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Music In The Air (1934) DVD

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Music In The Air (1934)

Director:

 Joe May

Writers:

 Jerome Kern (play), Oscar Hammerstein II (play)

Stars:

 Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Douglass Montgomery 
 
The 1932 Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein Broadway hit Music in the Air was brought to the screen two years later by Fox Studios. Temperamental Bavarian prima donna Frieda (Gloria Swanson) and equally volatile lyricist Bruno (John Boles) spend half their time quarrelling and the other half making love. To arouse each other's jealousy, Frieda and Bruno pair off respectively with music teacher Lessing's (Al Shean) virginal daughter Sieglinde (June Lang) and her schoolmaster fiancee Karl (Douglass Montgomery). The impressionable young couple respond to the attentions heaped upon them until they realize they're being used, whereupon the tables are turned upon the main characters. Though boasting such lilting tunes as "The Song is You" and "I've Told Every Evening Star" and the stylish direction of Joe May (perhaps his best American film), audiences didn't respond to Music in the Air; as a result, starGloria Swanson vowed for the millionth time to "permanently" retire from pictures, a promise she kept to herself for a whole seven years. Incidentally, one of the screenwriters of Music in the Air wasBilly Wilder, who later co-wrote and directed Swanson's 1949 "comeback" feature Sunset Boulevard

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  1. Good ForIt's time 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 17th 2017

    Nice to see Gloria Swanson in a comedic and songstress role. Old fashioned farce with music by composers of the day.



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