9 December 1998 | niels-4
Disappointing Sonja Henie vehicle
Sonja Henie is a Hollywood legend. Her films for 20th Century Fox certainly made the money roll inn. Sonja Henie had, after her film career was over, a successful career touring with her ice shows. With HELLO London she planned a new film series that were to follow her around the world, like a travelogue. It starts with Sonja Henie, on a world tour with her ice show, arriving in London with her traveling companions. She is asked to stay over one more night in order to attend a benefit performance. Herself, on her way to Paris, begs her touring manager to agree to this. The story line is very thin, but we do get to see Sonja Henie perform in some spectacular ice show numbers. It is one of those films where people seem to smile all the time, it becomes tiresome after awhile. Sonja Henie herself paid for this film to be produced, thinking it would start a new film career. Unfortunately the contents were out dated and the film received a very limited release in England and Norway. A best forgotten film for the general public, but of great interest for her skating fans around the world.