One in a Million (1936): Oscar Nominated Musical Starring Sonja Henie

In her big screen debut, Sonja Henie makes her father (Jean Hersholt) proud by winning a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

Henie, as is well known, was a three-time gold medalist, who was brought to Hollywood to make a series of popular ice-skating pictures, which were perfectly escapist fare during the Depression era.

Directed by Sidney Lanfield, the movie has a nice secondary cast, including Adolphe Menjou, Don Ameche, the Ritz Brothers, and Borrah Minevich and his famous Harmonica Rascals.


Oscar Nominations: 1

Dance Direction: Jack Haskell

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the Dance Direction Oscar was Seymour Felix for “A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody,” from the movie The Great Ziegfeld, which won Best Picture.