Cinema: New Picture, Sep. 22, 1941

Sun Valley Serenade (20th Century-Fox) is pleasantly put together around the reasonable assumption that Sonja Henie fans have tired of seeing Henie skate. Instead, Sonja plays a Norwegian refugee who skis.

Henie with the ice-brown eyes, still Nordic as an Axel Paulsen, whooshes through her dramadventure with commendable vigor and a fetching show of talent, and she has the advantage of having dieted away considerable poundage for this new appearance. As an able-bodied refugee, she becomes the embarrassing charge of a jive pianist .(Jonn Payne), who thought he was adopting an infant war orphan. But when he discovers she can ski, he...

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