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One in a Million (1936)

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

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Tad Spencer
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Heinrich Muller
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Danny Simpson
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Bob Harris
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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
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American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden.

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1 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Tourbillon blanc  »

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Film debut of Sonja Henie. See more »

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Horror Boys of Hollywood
(1936)
Written by Harold Rome and Lester Lee
Sung by Harry Ritz, Al Ritz and 'Jimmy Ritz' as they
imitated Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre
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Sonia Henie Was Marvelous
6 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It would be well to remember Sonia Henie as the prototype ice performer in her day. It would also be well to remember the times this film was made. Certainly it is devoid of all of the special effects and layers of pictorial events contained in todays films (which, by the way, are entirely unrealistic to us who are knowledgeable.)

Of course the script follows mid 1930s writing and I did not find any of the actors giving less than other of their performances of the times. Given that this was Sonia's first film, her acting must be given some forgiveness there, though I did not see what others apparently viewed as less than optimal. As to the "other 1936 Olympics film," it was merely a propaganda documentary and therefore not a comparison by any means.

As to Sonia's universal appeal, she went on to make many such films, and was known as a very smart businesswoman who went on to build great riches from investments and was the benefactor of many philanthropic ventures which was virtually unknown among actors of that era. On the strength of her appeal alone, I would rate her among the great women actresses of the time. I would recommend this film to any families who want wholesome "G" rated entertainment shown to their children.


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