Almost Angels

Synopsis: Supported avidly by his mother and more reluctantly at first by his father, a working-class Austrian boy joins the Vienna Choirboys, where he proves to be unusually talented. The standard ...
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Director(s): Steve Previn
Production: Walt Disney Productions
93 min

l knew you'd never let him go.

Oh, did you?

Well, you could've asked me.

:scoffs! And what would you have said?

l'd have said no.

What do you think l'd have said?


This all comes of...,

This all comes

of you playing the piano.

- Huh...

- l should have stopped it years ago.

What do you mean, stopped it?

You talk as if music

is something to be ashamed of.

Well, l know what's

good for my son, that's all.

You know,

You don't know anything about him.

Toni's my son, too. Don't forget that.

- And it's me he takes after, not you.

- Oh, does he?

Yes, he does.

Toni was born to sing.

He has real talent,

and l want him to develop it.

And l want him to go to a proper school

and learn a proper trade.

And that is what he's going to do,

:Mrs. Fiala! But this is a proper

school. Don't you understand that?

He'll get a good education,

besides singing in the choir.

:Mr. Fiala! Until his voice breaks.

They'll throw him out.

:Mrs. Fiala! No, they wouldn't.

He could stay.

And how am l supposed

to pay for all this?

You don't pay.

lt won't cost you anything.

- Herr Eisinger told me.

- Don't believe it.

Where do they get the money

to run the place?

:Mrs. Fiala! From their concerts.

All over the world people go

to hear the Vienna Boys Choir.

Toni could travel, see other countries.

Well, he's not going.

Music, singing. Standing up

on a platform in a sailor suit.

l won't have it.

Oh, why can't l make you understand?

Toni loves music.

lt means something to him.

He's different from other boys.

- l don't want him to be different.

- Well, l do.

One day, he'll be famous.

Composing maybe,

or playing in a great orchestra, like...

:Mr. Fiala! Like your brother

with his trumpet.

A dance band in Prater Park on

Saturdays and Sundays, if he's lucky.

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Vernon Harris

Vernon Harris (26 February 1905, Folkestone – February 1999, Surrey) was a British screenwriter. He often worked with the film director Lewis Gilbert. Harris was nominated for an Oscar for his script for Oliver! (1968). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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