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Director:
Writers:
Lynn Starling (screenplay) &
Elliot Paul (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 March 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Gay with mirth and music! Warm with romance! Sparkling with splendor! See more »
Plot:
Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Playhouse--May 2009
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 11 May 2009, 11:22 PM, PDT)

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It's a Pleasure lives up to its title when one measures the joy of seeing Sonja Henie doing what she does best See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Sonja Henie ... Chris Linden
Michael O'Shea ... Don Martin
Marie McDonald ... Gale Fletcher
Bill Johnson ... Buzz 'Buzzard' Fletcher
Gus Schilling ... Bill Evans
Iris Adrian ... Wilma
Cheryl Walker ... Loni
Peggy O'Neill ... Cricket
Arthur Loft ... Jack Weimar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Kerr ... Hoofer (scenes deleted)

Nelson Leigh ... Waiter (scenes deleted)
Alphonse Martell ... Maitre d' (scenes deleted)
Louise Allen ... Skater (uncredited)
Nils Althin ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Shelby Bacon ... Boy at Hockey Game (uncredited)
Steve Barclay ... Man at Weinie Bake (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Trooper (uncredited)
John Benson ... Trooper (uncredited)
Henry Blair ... Boy Hockey Player (uncredited)
Roy Bliss ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Trooper (uncredited)
Carol Brinckman ... Skater (uncredited)
Lorraine Brinckman ... Skater (uncredited)
George Brown ... Hockey Referee (uncredited)
Marianne Brudie ... Skater (uncredited)
Arlene Burger ... Skater (uncredited)
Sig Burley ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Betty Caldwell ... Trooper (uncredited)
Nina Campana ... Tenement Woman (uncredited)
Alma Carroll ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ... Trooper (uncredited)
Fred Chapman ... Boy at Hockey Game (uncredited)
Frank Chase ... Skater (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Canadian Hockey Star (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Messenger (uncredited)
Al Cooper ... Skater (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Trooper (uncredited)
Shirley Davies ... Skater (uncredited)
Dorothy DeWolf ... Ballet Skater (uncredited)
Amanda Dieterich ... Ballet Skater (uncredited)
Hazel Dohlman ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Mollie Dryden ... Skater (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Manager of Jewelry Store (uncredited)
Clarice Evans ... Skater (uncredited)
Pamela Ewing ... Skater (uncredited)
Geraldine Farnum ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Man in Hockey Crowd (uncredited)
Alice Fleming ... Carrie (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Saleslady at Jewelry Store (uncredited)
Marilyn Frasche ... Skater (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Man in Hockey Crowd / Man at Train Station (uncredited)
Harold Gehl ... Skater (uncredited)
Alyce Goering ... Skater (uncredited)
Iris Gordon ... Skater (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Tenement Woman (uncredited)
Buddy Gorman ... Nick (uncredited)
Irving Gregg ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Harold Griffin ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Mary Hadlett ... Skater (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon ... Announcer (uncredited)
Clem Harnedy ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Virginia Haroldson ... Trooper (uncredited)
James Hawley ... Specialty Skater (uncredited)
Walter Hedberg ... Skater (uncredited)
Carol House ... Trooper (uncredited)
Louise Illington ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Bud Issacs ... Skater (uncredited)

David Janssen ... Davey / boy referee (uncredited)
A.F. Johnson ... Timekeeper (uncredited)
John Jolliffe ... Specialty Skater (uncredited)
Jimmy Kelly ... Skater (uncredited)
Lynne Kelly ... Skater (uncredited)
Elizabeth Kennedy ... Ballet Skater (uncredited)
Dorothy Koster ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Mary Ann Kramer ... Ballet Skater (uncredited)
Vern Kuntzman ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Tommy Ladd ... Skater (uncredited)
Lita Lane ... Skater (uncredited)
Georgia Lange ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Don Loper ... Jan Lorré (uncredited)
Terry Lovelace ... Skater (uncredited)
Alan Lovell ... Skater (uncredited)
Tom Lynn ... Skater (uncredited)
Evelyn Mackert ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Ticket Taker at Train Station (uncredited)
Mickey Malloy ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Shyrle Martinson ... Skater (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Cereal Sponsor (uncredited)
Tom McCormick ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
John McDonald ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Margie McKay ... Skater (uncredited)
Frank Melton ... Frank - Stagehand (uncredited)
Bob Meyer ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Ice Show Spectator in Montage (uncredited)
Billy Mitchell ... Train Porter (uncredited)
Bud Moore ... Skater (uncredited)
Kay Morley ... Trooper (uncredited)
Diana Mumby ... Trooper (uncredited)
William Murphy ... Canadian Goalie (uncredited)
Dominic Nacerine ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Bennie Novicki ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
James Oetzel ... Skater (uncredited)
Jerry Paige ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Buck Pennington ... Skater (uncredited)
Corrine Raines ... Skater (uncredited)
Bud Reiser ... Hockey Player (uncredited)
Suzanne Rhoades ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
John Roche ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Joanne Rupp ... Skater (uncredited)
Nancy Rush ... Skater (uncredited)
Ken Scott ... Card Shark (uncredited)
Danny Shaw ... Ted (uncredited)
Helen Smith ... Skater (uncredited)
Louise Snyder ... Skater (uncredited)
Jeanne Sook ... Skater (uncredited)
Harlan Spencer ... Skater (uncredited)
Kathleen Stark ... Skater (uncredited)
George Stewart ... Hockey Referee (uncredited)
Ethel Stout ... Ballet Skater (uncredited)
Marcia Sweet ... Skater (uncredited)
Thad Swift ... Trooper (uncredited)
Mary C. Taylor ... Ballet Skater (uncredited)
Tim Taylor ... Skater (uncredited)
Marilyn Telfer ... Skater (uncredited)
Jerry Thorpe ... Skater (uncredited)
Myron Tobias ... Boy at Hockey Game (uncredited)
Mariann Tucker ... Skater (uncredited)
Bill Udell ... Skater (uncredited)
Ruth Valmy ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Clair Wallace ... Skater (uncredited)
Lane Watson ... Train Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Virginia Wave ... Trooper (uncredited)
Dave Willock ... Elevator Man (uncredited)
Naomi Wold ... Skater (uncredited)
Ann Wood ... Skater (uncredited)
Katherine Yorke ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
 
Writing credits
Lynn Starling (screenplay) &
Elliot Paul (screenplay)

Produced by
David Lewis .... producer
Don Loper .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Lange (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan 
 
Film Editing by
Ernest J. Nims  (as Ernest Nims)
 
Art Direction by
Wiard Ihnen  (as Wiard B. Ihnen)
 
Set Decoration by
Julia Heron 
 
Makeup Department
Ann Barr .... hair stylist
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Nina Roberts .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director
Ruby Rosenberg .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Arthur Johns .... sound
Corson Jowett .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... matte paintings (uncredited)
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Ray Rennahan .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Bradley .... stunt double: Michael O'Shea (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Lange .... musical director
Bruno Mason .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Schoepp .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Walter Sheets .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Don Loper .... choreographer
Morgan Padelford .... associate technicolor color director
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
David Janssen's film debut.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Tank Girl (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 (Tales from the Vienna Woods)See more »

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It's a Pleasure lives up to its title when one measures the joy of seeing Sonja Henie doing what she does best, 25 May 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Watching this was a rare treat to see since it was the only time I got to see ice skating star Sonja Henie in Technicolor as opposed to black and white. She's still impressive as an ice dancer this late in her career and also was compellingly good in her one number without skates. The story has her married to a hockey star who's been banned from the sport because of some unruly behavior. So she gets him in the show as another skater but things get complicated when the boss's wife has designs on him. Since this was made during the Production Code, nothing explicit happens or is even implied. And I'm guessing this was very much meant to be a family picture, anyway, as evidenced by the added formula of some kids near the end. In summary, It's a Pleasure was quite enjoyable as fluff so that's a recommendation.

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