One in a Million (1936)





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In this light-hearted musical, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist Sonja Henie launched a brief but successful Hollywood career as an ice-skating actress. The plot concerns a Flo Ziegfeld-like producer (Adolph Menjou) who with his latest variety show is on a European tour. It has not been terribly successful and the performers are hungry and nearly broke as they travel towards Switzerland. The producer and his troupe's luck changes dramatically when they discover a beautiful ice skater practicing on a lonely frozen lake.Turns out, she is trying to make it to the Olympics where she hopes to follow her father's footsteps and earn a medal. Sure enough, she succeeds and the producer signs her to a contract and debuts her at Madison Gardens where she becomes an instant star. Trouble comes when it begins looking like the producer wants to exploit her talents. Fortunately a newspaper reporter falls for Henie and tries his best to protect her.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Sonja Henie
as Gretchen Muller
Don Ameche
as Bob Harris
Adolphe Menjou
as Tad Spencer
Ned Sparks
as Danny Simpson
Jean Hersholt
as Heinrich Muller
Arline Judge
as Billie Spencer
Dixie Dunbar
as Goldie
Montagu Love
as Ratoffsky
Leah Ray
as Leah
Shirley Deane
as Member of Girls' Band
June Gale
as Member of Girls' Band
Lillian Porter
as Member of Girls' Band
Diane Cook
as Member of Girls' Band
Bonnie Bannon
as Member of Girls' Band
June Wilkins
as Member of Girls' Band
Clarice Sherry
as Member of Girls' Band
Pauline Craig
as Member of Girls' Band
Albert Conti
as Manager of St. Moritz Hotel
Julius Tannen
as Chapelle
Margo Webster
as French Skater
Frederick Giermann
as German Announcer
Bess Flowers
as Woman in Box
Egon Brecher
as Chairman
Paul McVey
as Announcer at Madison Square Garden
Helen Ericson
as Girls' Band
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Henie's feature film debut has everything a new movie star could ask for: pleasant songs, a good supporting cast, and several ice skating sequences. It just needs a better plot...

Michael Troudt
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