Music in the Air (film)

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Music in the Air
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Directed by Joe May
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Jerome Kern (play)
Oscar Hammerstein II (play)
Howard Irving Young
Billy Wilder
Starring Gloria Swanson
John Boles
Douglass Montgomery
Music by Jerome Kern
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 13, 1934 (1934-12-13)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Music in the Air is a 1934 American romantic comedy musical film based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway musical of the same name. It was part of the popular subgenre of operetta films made during the era.

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


Opera star Frieda Hotzfelt (Gloria Swanson) spars with librettist Bruno Mahler (John Boles). Aspiring songwriter Karl Roder (Douglass Montgomery) stumbles into their stormy relationship.


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