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Iceland (1942)

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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Robert Ellis (original screenplay), Helen Logan (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sonja Henie ... Katina Jonsdottir
John Payne ... Corporal James Murfin
Jack Oakie ... Slip Riggs
Felix Bressart ... Papa Jonsdottir
Sterling Holloway ... Sverdrup Svenssen
Osa Massen ... Helga Jonsdottir
Joan Merrill ... Adele Wynn
Fritz Feld ... Herr Tegnar
Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra ... Sanny Kaye Orchestra
Sammy Kaye Sammy Kaye ... Sammy Kaye
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Adlon ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodas de hielo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jalousie
(uncredited)
Music by Jacob Gade
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US Marines in Iceland
10 May 2014 | by flarepilotSee all my reviews

The reason US Marines went to Iceland prior to Pearl Harbor was part of a deal to relieve English troops so they could fight in North Africa and other locations. Denmark, the country actually responsible for Iceland allowed this to happen . It was not part of any conspiracy.

Contrary to many of the reviews, this is a fine, entertaining movie. I like this movie better than "Sun Valley Serenade". Anyone interested in Sonja Henie films will find this delightful.

The cast is actually quite good. Sterling Holloway is quite amusing. Jack Oakie is laugh out loud. The stars are very attractive.

And you can swing and sway with Sammy Kay.


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