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Hit the Ice (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Music  -  2 June 1943 (USA)
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Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort.

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Nurse Peggy Osborne
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Buster - Silky's Henchman (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Phil - Silky's Henchman
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Harry 'Silky' Fellowsby
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Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox), they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Johnny Long) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers, but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S THE Daffiest, Happiest SLEIGH RIDE YOU'VE EVER BEEN TAKEN ON! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Music

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2 June 1943 (USA)  »

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Oh Doctor  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

Lou Costello always suspected that Universal wasn't giving him and Bud Abbott the agreed-upon share of the profits the studio made from their films (a suspicion later proven, as a result of legal action they took against Universal, to be true). Therefore, he developed a habit of picking out furniture he liked from the sets of their films and taking it home, considering it payback for what he believed to be Universal's cheating. One day director Charles Lamont showed up on the set to shoot a scene at the ice skating rink only to discover that all the wrought-iron patio furniture that had been there the previous day had disappeared. Costello denied any knowledge of it, and Lamont said he would shoot no more scenes until the furniture was returned. A compromise was finally reached whereby Costello would bring back the furniture, the scene would be shot, and then he would be allowed to bring all of the furniture back home. See more »

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Flash Fulton: This bank's been stuck up.
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Happiness Bound.
27 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Abbott & Costello play Flash Fulton & Tubby McCoy, two newspaper photographers who are mistaken for hit men by a trio of gangsters(played by Sheldon Leonard, Marc Lawrence, & Joe Sawyer) who plan to rob a bank while have an alibi of being in the hospital. The boys become prime suspects for the crime, so flee to a ski lodge where they meet old friend Johnny Long and his orchestra, along with singer Ginny Simms, who get them jobs, while they dodge the gangsters and clear their names. Patrick Knowles & Elyse Knox play the doctor and nurse fooled into helping the "sick" gang leader. Very funny comedy with pleasant setting, good cast and songs. Quite underrated comedy with the team.


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