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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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Ginny Simms ...
Marcia Manning
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Dr. Bill Elliot (Credits) / Dr. William 'Bill' Burns (in Film)
Elyse Knox ...
Peggy Osborne
Joe Sawyer ...
Buster (as Joseph Sawyer)
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Phil
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'Silky' Fellowsby
Johnny Long and His Orchestra
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music

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Release Date:

2 June 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oh Doctor  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After completing production, Lou Costello was stricken with rheumatic fever. This would be the last new Abbott and Costello film for more than a year. See more »

Goofs

When Flash and Tubby arrive at the ski cabin, you can see their shadows on the trees in the backdrop behind them. See more »

Quotes

Weejie 'Tubby' McCoy: [trying to get the dog sled team to run] Oatmeal, oatmeal! Cornmeal!... Mush!
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Edited into Snowtime Jubilee (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

The Slap Polka
(1943)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Played on a sleigh ride by Johnny Long and His Orchestra (uncredited) and sung by them, the Four Teens (uncredited) and Ginny Simms (uncredited) at the skating rink skated by the resort guests
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silly comedy doesn't need singing
15 November 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I would like these sorts of movies a lot better if they didn't have the musical scenes. I watch these movies strictly to laugh. Certainly plenty of scenes made me laugh (namely the snowball scene). One can imagine being a fairly intelligent guy like Abbott's character always having to deal with a brainless sap like Costello's character and how annoying it would be.

So, even though the singing drags the movie down, I recommend it overall. Pretty entertaining.

Tied up for a while indeed...

PS: Sheldon Leonard, who played Silky, later produced "The Danny Thomas Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show". He also provided his voice to Robert McKimson's cartoons "Kiddin' the Kitten" and "A Peck o' Trouble" as a lazy cat who tries to make a kitten do his work.


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