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Quick Before It Melts (1964)

A reporter and a photographer become entwined with women, marriage, and a defecting Russian scientist while on an expedition to Antarctica for their magazine.

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A reporter and a photographer become entwined with women, marriage, and a defecting Russian scientist while on an expedition to Antarctica for their magazine.

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Man Conquers the Last & Funniest Frontier...The Frigid Zone!!!

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20 January 1965 (USA)  »

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Depressa Antes Que Derreta  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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This was the first in-flight film shown on a United Airlines flight. See more »

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Harvey T. Sweigert: Refresh my memory, Cannon. Why haven't I fired you?
Oliver Cromwell Cannon: Well, I'm engaged to your daughter.
Harvey T. Sweigert: Oooooh, why does that always slip my mind?
Oliver Cromwell Cannon: She thinks she can make something of me, Sir. It's a tremendous challenge...
Harvey T. Sweigert: That's what I get for sending her to Radcliffe!
Harvey T. Sweigert: How would you like to take a flying trip to the South Pole?
Oliver Cromwell Cannon: I beg your pardon, Sir.
Harvey T. Sweigert: I said, how would you like to...
Oliver Cromwell Cannon: I understand, Sir. But, literally?
Harvey T. Sweigert: You've heard of the South Pole?
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Too late...it's a goner!
5 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

A womanizing photojournalist and a milquetoast reporter are partnered on an assigned business venture to the South Pole. At a military outpost in the Antarctic, they encounter government meatheads and Russian scientists, but what they really want is girls! Screenwriter Dale Wasserman, working from a novel by Philip Benjamin, doesn't provide the actors with anything other than head-butting humor, and seldom have I seen so many floundering performances in one picture. George Maharis and Robert Morse end up looking like a poor man's Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon; their comic rapport is colorless, though they do remain relaxed in the midst of such witless shenanigans. Daniel Mann directed, perhaps with his eyes shut. * from ****


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