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It's a Pleasure (1945)





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In this drama, a hot-tempered hockey play finds himself barred from the game for fighting. He attempts to make a comeback by performing in an ice-show, but his alcoholism intervenes. Meanwhile, his wife succeeds in becoming a skating star. This causes the marriage to crumble until the hockey play sobers up.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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International Pictures

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Sonja Henie
as Chris Linden
Michael O'Shea
as Don Martin
Bill Johnson
as Buzz 'Buzzard' Fletcher
Marie McDonald
as Gale Fletcher
Gus Schilling
as Bill Evans
Iris Adrian
as Wilma
Peggy O'Neill
as Cricket
Arthur Loft
as Jack Weimar
George Brown
as Hockey Referee
Jack Chefe
as Canadian Hockey Star
Don Loper
as Dancing Partner
Tom Hanlon
as Announcer
Lane Watson
as Photographer
Edward Earle
as Manager of Jewelry Store
Nelson Leigh
as Waiter
Jimmy Conlin
as Messenger
Ken Scott
as Card Sharp
Donald Kerr
as Hoofer
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Sonja in eye popping Technicolor. While she was never a very good actress she has a certain charm and of course she skates skillfully. Neither can be said of her leading man Micheal O'Shea who has the screen presence of lint. Watch this for the stunning if sometimes ludicrous costumes and the skating sequences.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Okay, it was a parent who wanted to see Sonja Henie, "she was so cute when she runs on the ice"; so I rented this from Netflix. I was surprised. The story is simple but engaging. Her dance skating routines seem simple compared to today's skaters, but they are entertaining, and she did have that something special. Realizing where production techniques were then, this is something to see. Loved the technique with the ice-gell in the big numbers. I enjoyed it and found myself thinking about it later. Well worth the rental certainly.

Susan Barta
Susan Barta

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