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Ice-Capades (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 20 August 1941 (USA)
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Jack Townley (screenplay), Robert Harari (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Ellison ... Bob Clemens
Jerry Colonna ... Colonna
Dorothy Lewis ... Marie Bergin aka Anderson
Barbara Jo Allen ... Vera Vague
Alan Mowbray ... Pete Ellis
Phil Silvers ... Larry Herman
Gus Schilling ... Dave
Tim Ryan ... Jackson
Harry Clark Harry Clark ... Reed
Renie Riano ... Karen Vadja
Carol Adams ... Helen
Lois Dworshak ... Ice-Capades Skater
Megan Taylor Megan Taylor ... Ice-Capades Skater
Vera Ralston ... Ice-Capades Skater (as Vera Hruba)
Red McCarthy Red McCarthy ... Ice-Capades Skater
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Storyline

Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergin who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S DAZZLING! a thousand laughs...and thrills...as Hollywood's Gay Blades take to skates to "sleigh" the Blues! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Music in the Moonlight See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1950 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Vera Ralston. See more »

Soundtracks

Sophisticated Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Duke Ellington
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