Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Ellison ...
Jerry Colonna ...
Colonna
Dorothy Lewis ...
Marie Bergin aka Anderson
Barbara Jo Allen ...
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Pete Ellis
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Larry Herman
Gus Schilling ...
Dave
Tim Ryan ...
Jackson
Harry Clark ...
Reed
Renie Riano ...
Karen Vadja
Carol Adams ...
Helen
Lois Dworshak ...
Ice-Capades Skater
Megan Taylor ...
Ice-Capades Skater
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Ice-Capades Skater (as Vera Hruba)
Red McCarthy ...
Ice-Capades Skater
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Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergin who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A STAR-STUDDED CAVALCADE OF THE WORLD'S GAYEST BLADES1 Presenting a thousand and one spectacular thrills against an enchanting background of dazzling beauty and gay romance! See more »

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20 August 1941 (USA)  »

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Music in the Moonlight  »

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Film debut of Vera Ralston. See more »

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Symphony No. 5
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Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
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Pleasant, innocuous skating musical using Capades stars
12 February 2001 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is an innocuous, pleasant, run of the mill "B" musical - photographer discovers skater, mistakenly bills her as a famous star and must have her help him keep up the act to save his job. The scoring earned a deserved Oscar nom but the real joy here is seeing a number of stars of the Ice Capades perform. Lead James Ellison resembles Christopher Reeve at times and Barbara Jo Allen is a scream as Vera Vague. It passes the time.


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