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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sonja Henie ... Katina Jonsdottir
John Payne ... Capt. 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 ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Adlon ... Valtyr Olafson (as Duke Adlon)
Sammy Kaye Sammy Kaye ... Himself - Leader of His Orchestra
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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:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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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
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Music by Jacob Gade
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For Serious WWII History Buffs
5 November 2010 | by AitchbeeSee 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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