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Thin Ice (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  3 September 1937 (USA)
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A Swiss hotel's ski instructor falls in love with a man who goes skiing every morning.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prince Rudolph
Arthur Treacher ...
Raymond Walburn ...
Uncle Dornik
Orchestra Leader
Sig Ruman ...
Prime Minister (as Sig Rumann)
Leah Ray ...
Melville Cooper ...
Maurice Cass ...
George Givot ...
Greta Meyer ...
Egon Brecher ...
Torben Meyer ...
George Davis ...


Lili is a skating instructor at a grand hotel in the Alps. An international conference is booked at the hotel. The conference is led by Prince Rudolph, whose plan is really to keep a pair of feuding countries at odds with each other. Feining illness, the Prince moves into a small inn so he can enjoy some skiing in private -- and delay the conference. One morning he meets Lili on the slopes and they hit it off; but she has no idea her "Rudy" is the Prince. That evening Lili is seen leaving the Prince's car, having been given a ride home by her beau, a cousin of the Prince's chauffeur. Tongues wag and Lili is thought to be romantically involved with the Prince. This gets her lots of attention and a starring role in her own ice skating revue. But when she finds out people think she is involved with the Prince she is horrified, while Rudy is amused and plays along. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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Release Date:

3 September 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le Prince X  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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If you can look past all the skating and skating and skating, it's a dandy little film
24 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's funny, but after doing well over 4000 reviews on IMDb, I had yet to see a single Sonja Henie film. Although I am a huge fan of Hollywood's Golden Age, I can't stand the odd notion of integrating skating or swimming (such as in the Esther Williams films) into enormous and ultimately silly song and dance spectaculars. While this Henie film was not done by famed choreographer and director Busby Berkeley, it was filled with gobs of song and skating numbers that frankly bored me and looked a lot like the work of Berkeley.

Fortunately, this film was on tape, so I was able to speed through these numbers when they became too tedious. What was left was actually pretty good thanks to some decent writing and a surprisingly nice performance by Henie. She and Tyrone Power did a good job when it came to the story and I really wish Twentieth-Century Fox would have just eliminated or extremely shortened the musical numbers because the romance was very sweet. Apparently folks in the 30s loved these cornball numbers, but they seriously impede the story. If you can look past this, this is a nice little time passer--good enough that I actually might just see another Henie film.

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