Thin Ice
Film poster by Joseph A. Maturo
Directed bySidney Lanfield
Written byAttila Orbók (play)
Boris Ingster
Milton Sperling
Produced byRaymond Griffith
StarringSonja Henie
Tyrone Power
Arthur Treacher
Raymond Walburn
Joan Davis
Sig Ruman
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Robert H. Planck
Edited byRobert L. Simpson
Music byMack Gordon
Sidney D. Mitchell
Lew Pollack
Harry Revel
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release date
  • September 3, 1937 (1937-09-03)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.59 million (U.S. and Canada rentals)[1]

Thin Ice is a 1937 American romantic comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Tyrone Power and figure skater Sonja Henie. The supporting cast includes Arthur Treacher, Raymond Walburn and Joan Davis. It was produced and distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox.


The plot follows Lili Heiser (Henie), a skate instructor who works at a luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps. She falls in love with a man who goes skiing every morning (Power), thinking he is an ordinary tourist, unaware that he is a prince seeking to escape the demands 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'.

Filmink called it "Very light but fun."[2]


  1. ^ "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990.
  2. ^ Vagg, Stephen (April 24, 2020). "I saw every Sonja Henie film so you don't have to". Filmink.