MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,151 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 165 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 97 titles
created 16 Jan 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 09 Apr 2011
 
a list of 75 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 6 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... 

Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 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 | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche
Iceland (1942)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Jack Oakie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Louise works in a New York sweatshop as a sewing-machine girl, alongside her sister Amy and Gertrude, who is sick from the work and deprivation. Louise struggles to keep them all alive. Amy... See full summary »

Director: John B. O'Brien
Stars: Mary Pickford, Loretta Blake, Dorothy West
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Sonja Henie, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings
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
Wintertime (1943)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Nora and her uncle get railroaded into spending the night at a broken-down hotel in Canada. After Nora falls for the handsome owner, she convinces her uncle to invest in the inn and ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee. Through the actions of Chris, Don is able to get a job with Buzz Fletcher's ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Sonja Henie, Michael O'Shea, Marie McDonald
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ogden Spencer Trulow III is a wealthy kleptomaniac who turned to stealing when he was spurned by a girl. His psychoanalyst advises him to find another girl for a cure. He fastens his ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake, Albert Dekker
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Gloria Jean, Robert Stack, Hugh Herbert
Love Is News (1937)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche
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

Film debut of Sonja Henie. See more »

Connections

Featured in Take It or Leave It (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Swiss National Anthem
(1841)
Written by Alberik Zwyssig
Played at the Olympics when the Swiss flag is raised
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sonja Henie Glides Into Her American Movie Debut
28 August 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews



A pretty ice skating Swiss Miss has a ONE IN A MILLION chance to become a road show star, but she will jeopardize her chances for competing in the 1936 Winter Olympics. Will a young American reporter help woo her into making the right decision?

Sonja Henie was Norway's ice queen when she won Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 & 1936. Quickly going professional, she began a celebrated movie career at 20th Century Fox in 1936. ONE IN A MILLION was her American film debut. Beautiful & talented, as well as being a natural in front of the cameras, she carved out her niche during Hollywood's Golden Age. Although Henie's ice routines may look antiquated by comparison to modern champions, there was nothing antique about her dazzling smile or sparkling personality. Some of today's snowflake princesses could still learn a great deal from her.

The Studio surrounded 24-year old Miss Henie with an experienced supporting cast: Jean Hersholt as her gentle father; Adolphe Menjou as a penniless, brash road show impresario & Arline Judge as his plain spoken wife; Don Ameche as the American reporter who falls for Henie; acerbic Ned Sparks as a cantankerous photographer; and Montague Love as a mysterious stranger. Fans of the Ritz Brothers will appreciate their routines; Russian Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Gang are zany enough to almost make you forget how talented they were.

Ultimately, though, this is Sonja's show. She glides into the viewer's heart, while balancing on a thin edge of steel over frozen water.


3 of 5 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:
?