Thin Ice (1937 film)

Thin Ice

Film poster by Joseph A. Maturo
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Produced by Raymond Griffith
Written by Attila Orbók (novel)
Boris Ingster
Milton Sperling
Starring Sonja Henie
Tyrone Power
Arthur Treacher
Raymond Walburn
Joan Davis
Sig Ruman
Music by Mack Gordon
Sidney D. Mitchell
Lew Pollack
Harry Revel
Cinematography Edward Cronjager
Robert H. Planck
Edited by Robert L. Simpson
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox
Release dates
  • September 3, 1937 (1937-09-03)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.3 million[1]

Thin Ice (1937) is a United States comedy/romance film directed by Sidney Lanfield starring Tyrone Power and figure skater Sonja Henie.


The plot follows ski instructor Lili Heiser (Henie), who works at a local luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps. She falls in love with a man who goes skiing every morning (Power). She thinks he's an everyday tourist, not knowing that he's actually a prince trying to escape the pressures of royal life.

The movie showcased Sonja Henie's skating talents. After winning gold in the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Winter Olympics, Henie became a professional film actress in 1936.

The film also features Tyrone Power in the beginnings of his career.

The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Dance Direction for the 'Prince Igor Suite'.


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