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Hit the Ice (1943)

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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Taglines:

IT'S THE Daffiest, Happiest SLEIGH RIDE YOU'VE EVER BEEN TAKEN ON! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

Lou Costello always suspected that Universal wasn't giving he and Bud Abbott the agreed-upon share of the profits the studio made from their films (a suspicion later proven--as a result of legal action they took against Universal--to be true). Therefore, he developed a habit of picking out furniture he liked from the sets of their films and taking it home, considering it payback for what he believed to be Universal's cheating. One day director Charles Lamont showed up on the set to shoot a scene at the ice skating rink only to discover that all the wrought-iron patio furniture that had been there the previous day had disappeared. Costello denied any knowledge of it, and Lamont said he would shoot no more scenes until the furniture was returned. A compromise was finally reached whereby Costello would bring back the furniture, the scene would be shot, and then he would be allowed to bring all of the furniture back home. 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: [trying to get the dog sled team to run] Oatmeal, oatmeal! Cornmeal!... Mush!
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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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