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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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Cast

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Greta Muller
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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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The Ritz Brothers
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Billie Spencer
Borrah Minevitch ...
Adolphe
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Harmonica Ensemble (as Borrah Minevitch and His Rascals)
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Goldie
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Girl in Band
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Girl in Band
Albert Conti ...
Hotel Manager
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Chapelle
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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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$2,000,000
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Amerian film debut of Sonja Henie. See more »

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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(1792)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Played at the Olympics when the French flag is raised
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Sonja Henie's Lighthearted American Debut
21 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

"One in a Million" is a cheery, lighthearted mix of comedy, romance, songs and ice skating dances, directed by Sidney Lanfield ("Sing, Baby, Sing"). It is an admirable vehicle and showcase for the Norwegian Olympic skating champion Sonja Henie in her American debut. The film derives some aspects from Sonja's career. Sonja plays an amateur Swiss skater who is discovered by an American theatrical troupe leader (Adolphe Menjou) and almost spoils her by putting in a professional show until a charismatic reporter (Don Ameche) rescues her and convinces her into making the right decision, leading to her spectacular performance at Madison Square Garden.

"One in a Million" is not one of the better Fox musicals, but there are enjoyably fine moments, including some very funny comic acts by the Ritz Brothers, especially toward the end, and one memorable musical number "Who's Afraid Of Love", sung by Ameche.

Good stuff.


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