Iceland (Katina) (1942)





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When the US marines land in Iceland during WW2, camp lothario John Payne wastes no time scoping out the local female population. He makes a casual pass at skating champ Sonja Henie, only to discover that she has taken his attentions as a marriage proposal! Unable to weasel out of his situation thanks to the rigidity of Icelandic customs, Payne conspires with his buddy Jack Oakie to discourage Henie from making any further wedding plans. By the film's 70-minute mark, of course, our hero is madly in love with our heroine and wants to skate down the aisle with her. Curiously, given the fact that there is plenty of natural ice in Iceland, most of Sonja Henie's musical numbers take place in a lavish Reykjavik nightclub. The tuneful Harry Warren-Mack Gordon musical score includes the popular "There Will Never Be Another You".
Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Sonja Henie
as Katina Jonsdottir
John Payne
as Capt. James Murfin
Felix Bressart
as Papa Jonsdottir
Jack Oakie
as Slip
Osa Massen
as Helga
Fritz Feld
as Tegnar
Ludwig Stossel
as Valtyr's father
Louis Adlon
as Valtyr
Duke Adlon
as Valtyr
Ilka Gruning
as Aunt Sophie
Eugene Turner
as Skating Partner
James Flavin
as Sergeant
William Haade
as Sentry
James Bush
as Master Sergeant
Sammy Kaye
as With His Orchestra
Carol Curtis Brown
as Canteen Girl
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Critic Reviews for Iceland (Katina)

All Critics (1)

An upbeat escapist wartime romantic/comedy musical that skates along thin ice and relies on the pixie charm and skating turns by Sonja Henie to stay upright.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Iceland (Katina)


Stale plot only comes alive when the cast is singing (or skating); one good song, "There Will Never Be Another You."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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