Cinema, Also Showing Oct. 12, 1942

Iceland (20th Century-Fox) turns the U.S. subarctic outpost into a kind of snow-train resort for the U.S. Army (John Payne, Jack Oakie) and a 40,000-sq. mi. skating rink for Sonja Henie. Its plot puts a familiar theme on skates—girl (Miss Henie) grabs boy (Mr. Payne), boy flees girl, girl gets boy. The outcome is more than usually foreseeable since Cinemactress Henie is a much better skater than Cinemactor Payne. Like most Henie pictures, Iceland's best sequences are Sonja's. She does Japanese acrobatics on ice, a V for Victory routine, an ice hula. Clowning...

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