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Snowball Express (1972)

G | | Comedy, Family | 22 June 1973 (USA)
When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Don Tait (screenplay), Jim Parker (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Jones ... Johnny Baxter
Nancy Olson ... Sue Baxter
Harry Morgan ... Jesse McCord
Keenan Wynn ... Martin Ridgeway
Johnny Whitaker ... Richard Baxter
Michael McGreevey ... Wally Perkins
George Lindsey ... Double L. Dingman
Kathleen Cody ... Chris Baxter
Mary Wickes ... Miss Wigginton
David White ... Mr. Fowler
Dick Van Patten ... Mr. Carruthers
Alice Backes ... Miss Ogelvie
Joanna Phillips Joanna Phillips ... Naomi Voight
John Myhers John Myhers ... Mr. Manescue
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When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Schuss-Boom-Ouch! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Harry Morgan, who played Jessie McCord, stayed that he was "single & 75". In reality, Harry Morgan was only 57. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Johnny punches in, the time clock reads Tuesday 29. At the time of the movie release the 29th was a Tuesday in 1952, 1957 and 1963. The Baxter's car appears to be a 1970 Ford Torino Wagon meaning it couldn't be any of those years. See more »

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Jesse McCord: This road's got more crooks than a miners' convention.
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Starts off better than it finishes
7 August 2020 | by r96skSee all my reviews

Starts off better than it finishes, but 'Snowball Express' is still a fairly fun watch.

Dean Jones (Johnny) is once again the best actor on display, though Harry Morgan (Jesse) runs him relatively close. Keenan Wynn is alright as Ridgeway, though I'm not a huge fan of Wynn's - which isn't good given he basically plays the same type of character over and over.

The premise and how it progresses is fine - could've been greater, could've been worse. It's not as funny as I would've predicted/how the film thinks it is, but there are one or two decent gags worthy of a chuckle.

Nothing spectacular, probably worth a view to see if you like it though.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chateau Bon Vivant See more »

Filming Locations:

Crested Butte, Colorado, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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