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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.

Directors:

Charles Lamont, Erle C. Kenton (uncredited)

Writers:

Robert Lees (screenplay), Frederic I. Rinaldo (screenplay) (as Frederic Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Flash Fulton
Lou Costello ... Weejie McCoy
Ginny Simms ... Marcia Manning
Patric Knowles ... Dr. Bill Elliot (Credits) / Dr. William 'Bill' Burns (in Film)
Elyse Knox ... Peggy Osborne
Joe Sawyer ... Buster (as Joseph Sawyer)
Marc Lawrence ... Phil
Sheldon Leonard ... 'Silky' Fellowsby
Johnny Long and His Orchestra Johnny Long and His Orchestra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Long 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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IT'S THE Daffiest, Happiest SLEIGH RIDE YOU'VE EVER BEEN TAKEN ON! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh Doctor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film was playing on WPIX-TV in New York City when the 1965 power outage hit the East Coast. See more »

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When Flash and Tubby arrive at the ski cabin, you can see their shadows on the trees in the backdrop behind them. See more »

Quotes

Weejie 'Tubby' McCoy: Hey! Where's the fire?
Mac: In your eyes.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

I'd Like to Set You to Music
(1943)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Played by Johnny Long and His Orchestra (uncredited) and sung by them, the Four Teens (uncredited) and Ginny Simms (uncredited) at poolside in Sun Valley
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Fun!
6 December 2001 | by LeRoyMarkoSee 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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