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Second Fiddle (1939)

Second Fiddle (1939)





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In this film, Trudi Hovland is a Minnesota schoolteacher whose talent for ice-skating is discovered by press agent Jimmy Sutton. They travel to Hollywood to make a film and Jimmy starts a rumor about romance the between Trudi and her leading man in an effort to create a buzz.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Sonja Henie
as Trudi Hovland
Tyrone Power
as Jimmy Sutton
Rudy Vallee
as Roger Maxwell
Edna May Oliver
as Aunt Phoebe Hovland
Mary Healy
as Jean Varick
Lyle Talbot
as Willie Hogger
Alan Dinehart
as George `Whit' Whitney
Stewart Reburn
as Skating Partner
Spencer Charters
as Joe Clayton
George Chandler
as Taxi Driver
Irving Bacon
as Justice of the Peace Harvey Vaughan
Maurice Cass
as Justice of the Peace Alex Blank
Brian Sisters
as Specialty
Lillian Porter
as Jimmy's Girl
Robert Lowery
as Orchestra Leader
John Hiestand
as Announcer
Minerva Urecal
as Miss Bland the School Principal
Cyril Ring
as Florist
Donald Douglas
as Director
Dale Van Sickel
as Musician
Ralph Brooks
as Dining Extra
Fern Emmett
as Woman
Purnell Pratt
as Abbott the Editor
Dick Redman
as Freddie the Boy Skater
Leyland Hodgson
as Henry the Maitre d'Hotel
Don Douglas
as Director
Harold Goodwin
as Photographer
Charles Tannen
as Assistant Director
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Audience Reviews for Second Fiddle

One of the best of the Sonja Henie ice skating musicals; there are several production numbers, including the Oscar-nominated "I Poured My Heart Into a Song" by Irving Berlin.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

An oldie but a goodie. One of those romantic comedies that won't be remembered by most, but if you can find it, it's a nice watch. It's a story about a PR guy who brings a girl to Hollywood to star in a movie and creates a fake relationship for her to one of the studio's struggling actors to get him noticed again. But, of course, the man starts to fall for the girl. Charming, sweet, and filled with great music, this will only leave you with a smile at the end. Grade: B

Calvin Cajigal
Calvin Cajigal

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