MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,813 this week

One in a Million (1936)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 168 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 6 critic

American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 871 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 157 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 362 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One in a Million (1936)

One in a Million (1936) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One in a Million.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger
Stars: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, Lyle Talbot
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Movie producer chooses a simple girl to be "Miss Humanity" and to critically evalute his movies from the point of view of the ordinary person. Hit song: "Love Walked In."

Directors: George Marshall, H.C. Potter
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, The Ritz Brothers
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

D'Artagnan sings and fronts for slapstick cowardly Ritz brothers posing as musketeers.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Don Ameche, The Ritz Brothers, Binnie Barnes
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A slum girl is forced to steal for a living. After she swipes a rich society's matron's necklace, she hides out at the home of a man who turns out to be the socialite's former fiance.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Priscilla Dean, Wellington A. Playter, Lon Chaney
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jane's dad (Tombes) is an oil field worker who comes into a fortune and is then pushed into society by his wife.

Director: Joseph Santley
Stars: Jane Withers, Jean Rogers, Arthur Treacher
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Milton Carruth, Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Henry Hunter, Polly Rowles, C. Henry Gordon
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An all-girl band flees to Argentina to avoid their creditors.

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Al Ritz, Harry Ritz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A man hides out in the country to avoid testifying in his friends' divorce. A girl who he thinks is a process server thinks he's a gangster. So do the sheriff and his men.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Don Ameche, Ann Sothern, Slim Summerville
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Nightclub singer Joan Warren's agent Nicky puts her into situations designed to advance her career.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Alice Faye, Adolphe Menjou, Gregory Ratoff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Tad Spencer
...
Heinrich Muller
Ned Sparks ...
Danny Simpson
...
Bob Harris
The Ritz Brothers ...
Arline Judge ...
Billie Spencer
Borrah Minevitch ...
Adolphe
Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals ...
Harmonica Ensemble (as Borrah Minevitch and His Rascals)
Dixie Dunbar ...
Goldie
Leah Ray ...
Girl in Band
Shirley Deane ...
Girl in Band
Albert Conti ...
Hotel Manager
Julius Tannen ...
Chapelle
June Gale ...
Girl in Band
Edit

Storyline

American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 January 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tourbillon blanc  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

USA Film debut of Sonja Henie. See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Toreador Song
from "Carmen"
Music by Georges Bizet
Played during The Ritz Brothers' spoof of bullfighting
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I Choose The Other 999,999
1 November 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a truly unappealing movie. The humor is as broad as a barn. The Ritz Brothers? Well, apparently they have their fans. Count me as not one (on just this one viewing.) I had never seen Sonja Henie before tonight. Her skating is certainly good but kind of dull to watch. I guess this was her debut so no comment on her acting skills. Now, about that Olympic Games she is preparing for .... Didn't someone named Leni do a whole movie about those games? A very good movie but extremely controversial Games? Adolph Menjou could never carry a movie. He was a reliably capable performer. The same goes for Don Ameche, whose best is "Midnight." Arline Judge is amusing here. But is that a reason to sit through an hour and a half of pratfalls, corny jokes, and clichés?


2 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss One in a Million (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?