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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
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Very enjoyable movie with EXCELLENT picture quality for 1945 See more (7 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Janssen's film debut.See more »
Soundtrack:
Nobody's SweetheartSee more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very enjoyable movie with EXCELLENT picture quality for 1945, 4 January 2003
Author: SgPepr from NC

I was channel-surfing one evening and came across this movie on Showtime's Family Showcase channel and my first thoughts were, "Wow! They sure did a good job of recreating the 40's in this picture." Then, I put the cable movie info on the screen to discover this film was MADE in 1945, which really amazed me because the color quality is so modern-looking and the clarity of the picture is unlike any other movie I've ever seen that was produced in that era, just amazing. Obviously, it's been digitally restored to some extent but it must have been shot right the first time for this kind of quality. As for the movie itself, the actors and actresses were excellent and the storyline very entertaining, keeping me watching to the end (I came into the film maybe 20 minutes late or so). Old classic movies aren't really something I've ever been a major fan of with the exception of the classics like Gone With The Wind, Wizard of Oz, etc. but I really enjoyed this film. Again, the quality of the picture makes watching this film seem like modern-day filmmakers were transported back to 1945 and shot it with their present-day cameras & production. Highly recommended from both entertainment value and technical expertise for the period.

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