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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.


Charles Lamont, Erle C. Kenton (uncredited)


Robert Lees (screenplay), Frederic I. Rinaldo (screenplay) (as Frederic Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »




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 ... Johnny Long Orchestra
Four Teens Four Teens ... Speciality Act


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 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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Gals take Gangsters for a Sleigh-ride! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tech Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - Feb. 18, 1944) See more »


Comedy | Crime | Music


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Did You Know?


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


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


Weejie 'Tubby' McCoy: Hey! Where's the fire?
Mac: In your eyes.
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Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »


The Slap Polka
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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silly comedy doesn't need singing
15 November 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I would like these sorts of movies a lot better if they didn't have the musical scenes. I watch these movies strictly to laugh. Certainly plenty of scenes made me laugh (namely the snowball scene). One can imagine being a fairly intelligent guy like Abbott's character always having to deal with a brainless sap like Costello's character and how annoying it would be.

So, even though the singing drags the movie down, I recommend it overall. Pretty entertaining.

Tied up for a while indeed...

PS: Sheldon Leonard, who played Silky, later produced "The Danny Thomas Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show". He also provided his voice to Robert McKimson's cartoons "Kiddin' the Kitten" and "A Peck o' Trouble" as a lazy cat who tries to make a kitten do his work.

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Release Date:

2 June 1943 (USA) See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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