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One in a Million (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1 January 1937 (USA)
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
Ned Sparks ...
Danny Simpson
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Bob Harris
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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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USA Film debut of Sonja Henie. See more »


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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
Written by Frank Churchill and Ann Ronell
Contained within "Horror Boys of Hollywood"
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Terribly disappointing Sonja Henie film
14 June 2014 | by (ashkelon) – See all my reviews

I am a long-time, huge Sonja Henie fan. In the figure skating world, she was an innovator and a champion; she also had a wonderful personality which always shone through.

Today, the art of ice skating has progressed to the degree that almost any young figure skater can easily replicate what she did and more. But that's beside the point.

Unfortunately this, her first movie, was not a good vehicle for her, and her subsequent movies for 20th-Century-Fox were very much better.

I think OIAM would have been so much better without the childish shenanigans of the Ritz Brothers and the silly antics of Borrah Minevitch who happened to be a first-class harmonica player and should have been allowed to play his music without the comedy.

The rest of the cast was all right, but nothing to rave about.

The songs were instantly forgettable and I'm pretty sure that no one came out of the cinema whistling the title song – or, for that matter, any of the others.

I don't think this was a marvelously entertaining movie and cannot recommend it to any but the most die-hard Sonja Henie fan. By all means, go for any of the others.


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