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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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, (uncredited)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Frederic Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Flash Fulton
... Weejie McCoy
... Marcia Manning
... Dr. Bill Elliot (Credits) / Dr. William 'Bill' Burns (in Film)
... Peggy Osborne
... Buster (as Joseph Sawyer)
... Phil
... 'Silky' Fellowsby
Johnny Long and His Orchestra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Long ... Orchestra Leader
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

2 June 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oh Doctor  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Production began on November 23, 1942, just two and a half weeks after the birth of Costello's only son, the ill-fated Lou "Butch" Costello Jr, giving unintended poignancy to the scene in which, after a mix-up in the hospital, Costello is told that he just gave birth to a baby boy. 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

Flash Fulton: This bank's been stuck up.
Weejie 'Tubby' McCoy: What've they got to be stuck up for? They're no better than any other bank.
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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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Fun!
6 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Fun Abbott & Costello movie! In this one, they play photographs who get tangled in a bank robbery. Funny scenes like the one where Costello is packing and unpacking. Or the one where they're skiing down the hill. Or even the one on the ice rink. Look also for a small bit by Mantan Moreland. That guy is so funny!

On the negative side, there's a bit too much singing in this one. Why turned this into a half-musical when the jokes and pirouettes of our two guys are enough?

Out of 100, I gave it 79. That's good for *** on a **** stars rating system.

Seen at home, in Welland, on December 6th, 2001.


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