Happy Landing (1938, Fox Cinema Archives)

Welcome to the Sonja Henie blog. 20th Century-Fox’s Cinema Archives line of hard-to-find cult and library titles has released Happy Landing, the 1938 comedy musical from 20th starring skating Scandinavian sexpot (hee hee) Sonja Henie in her third Hollywood feature. Co-starring Don Ameche, Cesar Romero, Jean Hersholt, Ethel Merman, Billy Gilbert (uh oh…), Wally Vernon, Leah Ray, and El Brendel (jesus christ…), Happy Landing is

the third Sonja Henie movie I’ve reviewed in as many weeks, and so far, I’d say it’s the best of the three (Sun Valley Serenade is still far and away the best of all her movies, but is that one sent to me to review? Noooooooooo…). Some truly impressive skating sequences here are combined with generally amusing romantic comedy bits–courtesy of that most-welcome trio of pros Romero, Ameche, and Merman–for a snappy, amusing trifle. No extras

Article source: http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/62917/happy-landing-1938-fox-cinema-archives/

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