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Iceland (1942)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 28 January 1943 (Mexico)
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 »
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Katina Jonsdottir
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Capt. James Murfin
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Slip Riggs
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Sverdrup Svenssen
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Adele Wynn
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Herr Tegnar
Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra ...
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Valtyr Olafson (as Duke Adlon)
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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 gets his buddy to help him. Good Luck! Written by Kelly

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Musical | Romance

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Bodas de hielo  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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National Emblem
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Music by Edwin Eugene Bagley
Played briefly during the "I Like a Military Tune" sequence
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For Serious WWII History Buffs
5 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Whatever the merits of Ms. Henie and Mr. Payne, this movie is a must for all World War II buffs. It is the only movie that I know of about the United States's invasion of Iceland. Hardly anyone knows that the United States occupied Iceland in July of 1941, five months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The U. S. took over occupation from U. K. forces who had been there since 1940. The reason this occupation was that Iceland was a superb base to protect the North Atlantic sea lanes.

The invasion was part of conspiracy theorists's belief that Roosevelt and Churchill plotted to get the United States into the war.

Besides, Sonja may be the best ice skater of all time -- look up her Olympic record -- and is as cute as a button.


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