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William A. Seiter
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So, you're an American!
Are you a millionaire?
Well, a few of us aren't.
Is it true that in America they have buildings as high as this mountain?
Why do they build them so high?
I beg pardon?
Why...do they build 'em...so high?
Oh! Well, that's so the people that build them and can't seem to rent them have a nice place to jump off.
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Rival reporters compete for the love of a girl (Sonja Henie) and search for a Nobel Prize winner who's in hiding in "Everything Happens at Night," a 1939 film also starring Ray Milland and Robert Cummings. The two men are hot on the trail of a Dr. Norden, a man supposed to be dead but actually alive in a small Swiss village hiding from various political factions who are after him. While there, they both meet pretty Louise, a young woman who's the caretaker for an old man. She also knows how to skate.
This is more of a dramatic turn for Henje. It only has one big number for the multiple Olympic gold winner. Today, Henje's skating may not look like much, but she was very musical, had great speed, excellent spins, and danced on her toes on ice like a ballerina. She was a dazzling entertainer. The comedy is provided by Milland and Cummings, both of whom are very charming and funny. For some reason, a lot of people slam Cummings. He wasn't a compelling dramatic actor; his foray was comedy, which he did well. Milland looks quite handsome and he flirts beautifully: "6'3, blue eyes, 28 years old" he murmurs in Henie's ear with that knockout accent - pretty sexy! As for Henje, acting wasn't her thing; she was a specialty performer, and one keeps waiting for her to do her specialty. Instead, she spends a lot of time skiing up and down mountains. I'm not even sure she skied - Otto Lang, who recently died at 98, donned a blond wig and skied for her in "Thin Ice," and in "It Happened in Sun Valley," her stand-in for skiing was a 14-year old boy. So someone kept busy, and it wasn't Sonja.
"Everything Happens at Night" isn't much of a movie. People expect a light, thin story from a Henje film since she'll be skating a lot. Well, the story is thin but it's a comedy that turns dramatic when the Nazis show up in the Swiss village looking for the doctor. I thought Switzerland was a neutral country - wouldn't this man be safe once he was there? Sonja should have stuck to films like "Thin Ice," "One in a Million," and "Second Fiddle" which were more her speed. In short, not a great movie and not a great Sonja Henie movie.
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