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William A. Seiter
Karen Kirsten (Sonja Henie) and her Jenny Johnsen (Olga San Juan) are two friends about to enter the movie business. After a failed cast in The Countess of Monte Cristo, they run away from the set in an expensive car and clothes and head for a luxury ski resort impersonating a countess and her maid to have some fun only to find themselves involved with a hotel thief (Hugh French) and having a romantic affair with Lt. Paul von Kram (Michael Kirby). Include some spectacular skating and musical numbers. Written by
This was Sonja Henie's final Hollywood feature. Of her 11 vehicles issued between 1936 and 1948, only this film missed out on a review in The New York Times. Miss Henie would return to the screen one last time in a British production shot in color and CinemaScope, London Calling (1958), which was not released in the United States. Sonja's home studio for nine pictures between 1936 and 1943, Twentieth Century-Fox, handled the English distribution of her film finale. See more »
Nice musical comedy starring great skater Sonja Henie as a false countess and Olga San Juan as her maid looking for fun in a ski resort. Pay special attention to the Carmen Miranda style number, including non skating routines that miss Henie plays pretty well. Not being an actress she plays the role in a very convincing way. Also a mention to Olga San Juan, an underrated actress that sadly made only a few films although her comedy talent deserved better roles. Michael Kirby as Henie's love interest and Hugh French as her partner in crime do also play their roles properly. Character actor Arthur O'Connell -here without moustache- plays an assistant director in his usual well doing way. Other appearances include Ray Teal -Bonanza sheriff- and Dorothy Hart as Michael Kirby's fiancée. A pity that it wasn't filmed in bright Technicolor as it was originally planned to be.
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