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Ice-Capades (1941)

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88 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've ...See moreNewsreel cameraman Bob Clemens, an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja, the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergin who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a horse-faced, eccentric woman whose ability to skate is her only saving grace. He calls off the show, and brings suit against the National Newsreel Company for this hoax. The boss, Ellis, blames Bob and his assistant Colonna, who propose that they find her and let Ellis "discover" and star her. She evades them as she thinks they are immigration agents trying to find and deport her, but they find her in the chorus of the ice show they want her to star in. Deportation looms with marriage to an American citizen being the only alternative. Bob, the only woman-hating confirmed bachelor in the cast, becomes the prime candidate. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Jack Townley (screenplay) | Robert Harari (screenplay) | Olive Cooper (screenplay) | Isabel Dawn (story) & 3 more
Cinematographer
Jack A. Marta (as Jack Marta)
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Updated Aug 20, 1941

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Aug 20, 1941 (United States)

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42 cast members
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James Ellison
Bob Clemens Bob Clemens   See fewer
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Jerry Colonna
Colonna Colonna   See fewer
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Dorothy Lewis
Marie Bergin aka Anderson Marie Bergin aka Anderson   See fewer
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Barbara Jo Allen
Vera Vague Vera Vague   See fewer
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Alan Mowbray
Pete Ellis Pete Ellis   See fewer
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Phil Silvers
Larry Herman Larry Herman   See fewer
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Tim Ryan
Jackson Jackson   See fewer
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Renie Riano
Karen Vadja Karen Vadja   See fewer
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Lois Dworshak
Ice-Capades Skater Ice-Capades Skater   See fewer
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Megan Taylor
Ice-Capades Skater Ice-Capades Skater   See fewer
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Vera Ralston
Ice-Capades Skater (as Vera Hruba) Ice-Capades Skater (as Vera Hruba)   See fewer
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Red McCarthy
Ice-Capades Skater Ice-Capades Skater   See fewer
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Phil Taylor
Ice-Capades Skater Ice-Capades Skater   See fewer
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Joe Jackson Jr.
Tramp Bicycle Act, Ice Capades (as Jackson and Lynam) Tramp Bicycle Act, Ice Capades (as Jackson and Lynam)   See fewer
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Al Surette
The Straw Man, Ice-Skating Comedian The Straw Man, Ice-Skating Comedian   See fewer
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Serge Flash
Ice-Skating Juggler Ice-Skating Juggler   See fewer
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Jack Heasley
Twins Skating Act (as Heasley & Heasley) Twins Skating Act (as Heasley & Heasley)   See fewer
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Robert Heasley
Twins Skating Act (as Heasley & Heasley) Twins Skating Act (as Heasley & Heasley)   See fewer
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Rod Bacon
Audition Sign-Up Man (uncredited) Audition Sign-Up Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Belita
Ice Capades Skater (uncredited) Ice Capades Skater (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sally Cairns
Audition Girl (uncredited) Audition Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lois Collier
Audition Girl (uncredited) Audition Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Curtis
George (uncredited) George (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Davis
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Depp
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Joe, the Bouncer (uncredited) Joe, the Bouncer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Haines
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marilyn Hare
Audition Girl (uncredited) Audition Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hickman
Lawyer (uncredited) Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynn Merrick
Audition Girl (uncredited) Audition Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Newell
Harry Stimson (uncredited) Harry Stimson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne O'Neal
Landlady (uncredited) Landlady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Quinn
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Santley
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Babs Savage
Skater (uncredited) Skater (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Shirley
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Stanley
Lawyer (uncredited) Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joan Tours
Skater (uncredited) Skater (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 36 votes