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Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)





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Comedy, romance, and song hit the ice in this musical. Larry Hall (James Stewart) is a professional ice skater whose act with his friend Eddie Burgess (Lew Ayres) breaks up when Larry weds Mary McKay (Joan Crawford). Mary is also a skater, and she teams up with Larry to perform, but their on-stage (or, more accurately, on-ice) partnership proves short-lived when Mary is offered a contract to make movies in Hollywood. She quickly becomes a popular film star, but Larry does not have the same luck in California; in time, he decides to head to Canada, where he gets the idea of staging an elaborate ice revue. The producers of Ice Follies of 1939 worked with the Shipstad and Johnson Ice Follies troupe to stage the film's spectacular closing ice ballet, which was filmed in Technicolor (the remainder of the film was shot in black and white).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
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Written By: Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, Leonard Praskins
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On DVD: Mar 23, 2009


Joan Crawford
as Mary McKay
James Stewart
as Larry Hall
Lew Ayres
as Eddie Burgess
Lewis Stone
as Douglas 'Doug' Tolli...
Lionel Stander
as Mort Hodges
Truman Bradley
as Melvyn Rodney
Marie Blake
as Effie Lane
Larry Jackson
as Skating Horse
Bess Ehrhardt
as Kitty Sherman
Charles Williams
as Max Norton
Eddie Conrad
as Hal Gibbs
Arthur Loft
as Director
Mary Forbes
as Lady Hilda
James Flavin
as Doorman
Joe Manz
as Tolliver's Chauffeur
Hal K. Dawson
as Publicity Man
Louis Adlon
as Dress Designer
Charles Judels
as Makeup Man
Darla Hood
as Sister
Eddie Kane
as Politician
Eddy Conrad
as Hal Gibbs
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All Critics (1)

A lavish musical romantic comedy that skates on thin ice.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Ice Follies of 1939

just awful

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


i think this would be better if it was a vehicle for sonja hennie at 20th fox it would have been better

joan did this stinker as a fav to mayor...but even she can't save this tired film. but she looks awesome in technicolor!!!

Lars Micha

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