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Directed by John Brahm
Produced by William Le Baron
Written by E. Edwin Moran
Jack Jevne
Lynn Starling
Arthur Kober (story)
Starring Sonja Henie
Jack Oakie
Cesar Romero
Music by Leo Robin
Nacio Herb Brown
Cinematography Joseph MacDonald
Glen MacWilliams
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox
Release date
  • September 17, 1943 (1943-09-17)
Running time
82 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.1 million (US rentals)[1]
Advertising display for Wintertime at an Australian conference of theatre managers in 1944

Wintertime is a 1943 Twentieth Century-Fox musical film starring Sonja Henie and Cesar Romero, and featuring Woody Herman and His Orchestra.[2]


Norwegian millionaire Ostgaard (S.Z. Sakall) and his niece Nora (Sonja Henie) believe they will be staying at a posh resort in Canada, but it turns out owner Skip Hutton (Jack Oakie) and partner Freddy Austin (Cornel Wilde) are in debt and barely holding off foreclosure.

Nora schemes to get her uncle to invest in hotel improvements. She also falls for Freddy, although he's busy spending time with magazine photographer Marion Daly (Helene Reynolds), trying to gain publicity for the resort.

When more money is needed, Nora is offered a chance to skate in New York in a revue. But due to a legal technicality, she cannot enter the United States unless she is married to an American citizen, so handsome Brad Barton (Cesar Romero) gladly volunteers.



  • "I Like It Here"[3] ... (performed by Cesar Romero and Carole Landis)
  • "Jingle Bells" ... (performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
  • "Wintertime" ... (performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
  • "We Always Get Our Girl" ... (performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
  • "Dancing in the Dawn" ... (performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
  • "Later Tonight" ... (performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra)


  1. ^ "Top Grossers of the Season", Variety, 5 January 1944 p 54
  2. ^ "NY Times review". New York Times. September 30, 1943. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Wintertime at". Retrieved November 13, 2008. 

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