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It's a Pleasure (1945)

Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee. Through the actions of Chris, Don is able to get a job with Buzz Fletcher's ... See full summary »

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Don Martin
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Gale Fletcher
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Buzz 'Buzzard' Fletcher
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Bill Evans
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Wilma
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Loni
Peggy O'Neill ...
Cricket
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Jack Weimar
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Donald Kerr ...
Hoofer (scenes deleted)
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Alphonse Martell ...
Maitre d' (scenes deleted)
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Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee. Through the actions of Chris, Don is able to get a job with Buzz Fletcher's ice-show as the novelty act. Chris trains with Don and he is a success, and they marry. But Gale is also interested in Don and when Don has a chance to leave and join Jack's premiere show, Gale takes him drinking. As an alcoholic, he is in no shape to skate for Jack; so Buzz has Chris do a routine. Her act is great and Jack wants her, without Don, for his ice skating show. Don leaves her to allow her to go on to stardom. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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3 March 1945 (USA)  »

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Rausch der Farben  »

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Trivia

This movie was shown at the US airbase on the island of Tinian on August 6th 1945 as part of an evening of celebrations for the return of the Enola Gay following the bombing of Hiroshima earlier in the day. See more »

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Soundtracks

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388 (Roses from the South)
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Music by Johann Strauss
Played when the skaters take to the ice and Don and Chris begin to roast weenies
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watchable silliness
21 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This skating soap opera stars Sonja Henie as a perky skater with a dog-like devotion to a bad-tempered hockey star. Henie's blandly unemotional performance is neither better nor worse than the hockey star's indifferent ruggedness.

The skating is somewhat entertaining, although Henie's main special effect is crazy fast spins, which while impressive, are overused. Henie also acquits herself nicely in a non-skating dance number.

The most interesting performance in the movie is Marie McDonald as a bored, sexy wife obsessed with the hockey player. Her aggressive flirting and strong personality make her fascinating if unlikeable. She makes the rest of the cast seem even blander.


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