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It's a Pleasure (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 3 March 1945 (USA)
Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee. Through the actions of Chris, Don is able to get a job with Buzz Fletcher's ... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Lynn Starling (screenplay), Elliot Paul (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sonja Henie ... Chris Linden
Michael O'Shea ... Don Martin
Marie McDonald ... Gale Fletcher
Bill Johnson ... Buzz 'Buzzard' Fletcher
Gus Schilling ... Bill Evans
Iris Adrian ... Wilma
Cheryl Walker ... Loni
Peggy O'Neill Peggy O'Neill ... Cricket
Arthur Loft ... Jack Weimar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Hoofer (scenes deleted)
Nelson Leigh ... Waiter (scenes deleted)
Alphonse Martell Alphonse Martell ... Maitre d' (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee. Through the actions of Chris, Don is able to get a job with Buzz Fletcher's ice-show as the novelty act. Chris trains with Don and he is a success, and they marry. But Gale is also interested in Don and when Don has a chance to leave and join Jack's premiere show, Gale takes him drinking. As an alcoholic, he is in no shape to skate for Jack; so Buzz has Chris do a routine. Her act is great and Jack wants her, without Don, for his ice skating show. Don leaves her to allow her to go on to stardom. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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MARIE "The Body" MCDONALD as the temptress See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rausch der Farben See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Sonja's only Hollywood movie to be filmed in Technicolor. The rest were black and white. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hooray for Hollywood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Tico-Tico no Fubá
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Music by Zequinha de Abreu
Production number after Buzz tells Chris about Don
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watchable silliness
21 May 2011 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

This skating soap opera stars Sonja Henie as a perky skater with a dog-like devotion to a bad-tempered hockey star. Henie's blandly unemotional performance is neither better nor worse than the hockey star's indifferent ruggedness.

The skating is somewhat entertaining, although Henie's main special effect is crazy fast spins, which while impressive, are overused. Henie also acquits herself nicely in a non-skating dance number.

The most interesting performance in the movie is Marie McDonald as a bored, sexy wife obsessed with the hockey player. Her aggressive flirting and strong personality make her fascinating if unlikeable. She makes the rest of the cast seem even blander.


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