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Hit the Ice (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 2 June 1943 (USA)
Two newspaper photographers get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort.

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Frederic Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
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Johnny Long and His Orchestra
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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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The Laughs Fall Thick as Snowflakes, as Abbott and Costello Go From Chasing Girls to Chasing Gangsters at a Gay Winter Resort! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Music

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2 June 1943 (USA)  »

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Oh Doctor  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was started by director Erle C. Kenton. However, he and Lou Costello clashed on several occasions, and Kenton was fired and replaced by Charles Lamont. See more »

Goofs

When Tubby is packing his suitcase to get out of town, a drawer falls out of the dresser, onto the floor. In the next shot, the drawer is back in the dresser. See more »

Quotes

Weejie 'Tubby' McCoy: [moaning] Oh I was shot, somebody stabbed me.
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Connections

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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First Winter Film
15 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Not one of Abbott and Costello's best, but it still manages to be above average. The film certainly ranks above a lot of their later films, and it captures them still in their prime, and it's the last time Costello has the same perfect quality he had in their previous films(after this film, Lou was stricken with rheumatic fever, and recovered only to have his baby boy drown two days prier to his first birthday. After these events, Lou was never quite the same. He was always hilarious and lovable, he just had a difficult time giving his all to the parts anymore.) The ice skating scene is a Lou Costello highlight, as is the ski scene. This film also features the best version of "Pack/Unpack".


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