Iceland (Katina) (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

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".


Sonja Henie
as Katina Jonsdottir
John Payne
as Capt. James Murfin
Felix Bressart
as Papa Jonsdottir
Fritz Feld
as Tegnar
Ludwig Stossel
as Valtyr's father
Duke Adlon
as Valtyr
Ilka Gruning
as Aunt Sophie
Eugene Turner
as Skating Partner
James Flavin
as Sergeant
James Bush
as Master Sergeant
Carol Curtis Brown
as Canteen Girl
Sammy Kaye
as With His Orchestra
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All Critics (2)

The movie has beautiful musical numbers and Sonja Henie demonstrates once again her exceptional skating abilities. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

May 12, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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