Second Fiddle

Overview

Sonja Henie, the Norwegian skating star, reportedly played second fiddle to no one at Fox in the late '30s, and this backstage musical extravaganza is all Henie. Taking a leaf from producer David O. Selznick, Consolidated Pictures send public relation expert Tyrone Power in search of an unknown to star in the studio's upcoming production of Girl of the North. Power returns to Hollywood with Minnesota schoolmarm and figure skating expert Trudy Hovland in tow, and then manufactures a romance between the girl and ...
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Overview

Sonja Henie, the Norwegian skating star, reportedly played second fiddle to no one at Fox in the late '30s, and this backstage musical extravaganza is all Henie. Taking a leaf from producer David O. Selznick, Consolidated Pictures send public relation expert Tyrone Power in search of an unknown to star in the studio's upcoming production of Girl of the North. Power returns to Hollywood with Minnesota schoolmarm and figure skating expert Trudy Hovland in tow, and then manufactures a romance between the girl and stolid leading man Roger Maxwell Rudy Vallee. The ensuing complications are quickly solved and the new star is able to perform a flashy finale to Irving Berlin's "The Song of the Metronome."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/1998
  • UPC: 086162181436
  • Original Release: 1939
  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyrone Power Jimmy Sutton
Herbert Pryor Vallée Roger Maxwell
Edna May Oliver Aunt Phoebe Hovland
Mary Healy Jean Varick
Lyle Talbot Willie Hogger
Alan Dinehart George "Whit" Whitney
Minna Gombell Jenny
Stewart Reburn Skating Partner
Spencer Charters Joe Clayton
John Hiestand Announcer
George Chandler Taxi Driver
Irving Bacon Justice of the Peace Harvey Vaughan
Maurice Cass Justice of the Peace Alex Blank
Brian Sisters Specialty
Charles Brokaw
Ralph Brooks Dining Extra
A.S. Byron Bit
Frank Coghlan Jr. Call Boy
Donald Douglas Director
Edward Earle Greg
Fern Emmett Woman
Harold Goodwin Photographer
Leyland Hodgson Henry the Maitre d'Hotel
The King Sisters Themselves
Robert Lowery Orchestra Leader
Lillian Porter Jimmy's Girl
Purnell Pratt Abbott the Editor
Cyril Ring Florist
Gertrude Sutton
Charles Tannen Assistant Director
Minerva Urecal Miss Bland the School Principal
Dale Van Sickel Musician
Sonja Henie Trudi Hovland
Charles Lane Voice Only
Jed Prouty
Angela Blue
Technical Credits
Sidney Lanfield Director
Irving Berlin Score Composer
Richard Day Art Director
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Harry Losee Choreography
Gene Markey Producer
Hans Peters Art Director
Royer Costumes/Costume Designer
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Louis Silvers Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Harry Tugend Screenwriter
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer
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