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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Iceland 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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Soundtracks

Chinese Ballet
(uncredited)
Music by David Raksin
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Good Ice Skating-but that's where it ends
16 August 2018 | by Tiffanywatson123See all my reviews

Of course, you couldn't expect much more from a Sonja Henie movie. The plot was thin, basically about an Icelandic girl who falls in love with a Marine stationed in Iceland, who is reluctant to get married.

The skating numbers and music were terrific. The one where Sonja Henie dressed in Chinese, Hawaiian, and Latin costumes and skates around is exceptionally well done. The end number is also fantastic, and the songs, especially "There Will Never Be Another You" were all good.

This doesn't hold a candle to Sun Valley Serenade, but if you like light entertainment that involves ice skating, I'd say give this a try.


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