It's a Pleasure

It's a Pleasure

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Director: William Seiter

Cast: Sonja Henie, Michael O'Shea, Bill Johnson

     
 

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It's a Pleasure was the third release from International Pictures, the feisty independent that would later merge with Universal. Skating sensation Sonja Henie does her usual as ice-show star Chris Linden, who falls in love with hockey champ Don Martin (Michael O'Shea). A combative, troublesome sort, Martin is barred from hockey for life thanks to his numerous

Overview

It's a Pleasure was the third release from International Pictures, the feisty independent that would later merge with Universal. Skating sensation Sonja Henie does her usual as ice-show star Chris Linden, who falls in love with hockey champ Don Martin (Michael O'Shea). A combative, troublesome sort, Martin is barred from hockey for life thanks to his numerous brawls and drinking binges. Meanwhile, Chris rises ever higher in her chosen profession, driving a wedge between herself and Martin. Since there was never a Sonja Henie picture with an unhappy ending, audiences were assured that things would aright themselves shortly after the climactic music-and-ice ensemble number.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/2009
UPC:
0883904117353
Original Release:
1945
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sonja Henie Chris Linden
Michael O'Shea Don Martin
Bill Johnson Buzz Fletcher
Marie McDonald Gale Fletcher
Gus Schilling Bill Evans
Cheryl Walker Loni
Peggy O'Neill Cricket
Arthur Loft Jack Weimer
Alice Fleming Maid
George Brown Hockey Referee
Jack Chefe Canadian Hockey Star
Don Loper Chris' Dancing Partner
Tom Hanlon Announcer
Lane Watson Photographer
Jimmy Conlin Messenger
Edward Earle Manager of Jewelry Store
Donald Kerr Hoofer
Nelson Leigh Waiter
Iris Adrian Wilma

Technical Credits
William Seiter Director
Mel Berns Makeup
Arthur S. Black Asst. Director
David Lewis Producer
Walter Donaldson Songwriter
Julia Heron Set Decoration/Design
Wiard Ihnen Art Director
Arthur Johns Sound/Sound Designer
Art Lange Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Edgar Leslie Songwriter
Don Loper Associate Producer,Choreography
Ernest Nims Editor
Elliot Paul Screenwriter
Ray Rennahan Cinematographer
Lynn Starling Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- It's a Pleasure
1. Main Titles [:10]
2. The Penalty Box - Again [1:31]
3. When I Get Bored... [3:53]
4. Beauty on Ice [2:14]
5. Free Skating [1:26]
6. Socked in the Puss [3:57]
7. Down But Not Out [3:39]
8. In Rare Form [6:32]
9. A Fine Way to Propose [3:35]
10. A Thing of Beauty [3:51]
11. Dope! [3:07]
12. Can You Keep a Secret? [5:54]
13. Something's Wrong [4:18]
14. Filling the Gap [6:26]
15. What an Offer! [2:53]
16. Where Were You? [3:14]
17. A One-Woman Man [2:47]
18. Bowing Out [5:02]
19. Man of Mystery [4:25]
20. Rebuilding Kids [3:17]
21. Summer Dance [4:38]
22. Two Long Years [4:33]
23. Tico-Tico No Fubá [:53]
24. It'll Be a Pleasure [1:15]

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It's a Pleasure 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WiseOwl More than 1 year ago
One of Sonja Henie's last movies and her first try at a dramatic role, that of the new wife of a reformed alcoholic who has trouble keeping a job. The only film in which Sonja did a "Fred Astaire-Ginger Rodgers"-type of dance number - not on ice. One of the first uses of "black" ice which has a mirror effect like water. She also does some moves that she did not perform in other movies. All in all, not Sonja's best movie. She is a skater first and foremost, so the light romantic comedies are her best. My recommendation is based on having seen all of her films/videos several times. I also visited her trophy museum and art gallery and where she skated as a child in Norway, as well as some of the Olympic sites where she skated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago