Ice Follies of 1939 Reviews

  • Jan 16, 2014

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

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

  • Dec 27, 2011

    Ridiculous plot used as an excuse to make an ice skating movie. The ending is an ultra-vivid color ice musical sequence, and thirty-something, flame-haired Joan in color is literally breathtaking. Otherwise, this is a terrible movie. The 49th of 81 Joan films I've seen.

    Ridiculous plot used as an excuse to make an ice skating movie. The ending is an ultra-vivid color ice musical sequence, and thirty-something, flame-haired Joan in color is literally breathtaking. Otherwise, this is a terrible movie. The 49th of 81 Joan films I've seen.

  • Nov 25, 2011

    Certainty not the best Joan Crawford or James Stewart film out their; the movie seemed to be lacking something. But the skating scenes are spectacular.

    Certainty not the best Joan Crawford or James Stewart film out their; the movie seemed to be lacking something. But the skating scenes are spectacular.

  • Aug 31, 2010

    Tipis & Totem poles - um no. Black face - um no. Jimmy Stewart - um no. Skating - no thanks. Even the movie in the movie sucked. Joan didn't even save it!

    Tipis & Totem poles - um no. Black face - um no. Jimmy Stewart - um no. Skating - no thanks. Even the movie in the movie sucked. Joan didn't even save it!

  • May 26, 2008

    Good movie...kept me entertained and Jimmy Stewart was awesome as always! :)

    Good movie...kept me entertained and Jimmy Stewart was awesome as always! :)

  • Mar 16, 2008

    Actually isn't as weird as you think it'd be--you hear "Joan Crawford and James Stewart as a skating team" and you think, "Well, that's...different." But it's really your standard Follies picture--melodrama wrapped up in choreography--except in this case, there's ice skating (and except for a shot of Stewart and Crawford skating off of a rink at the very beginning, neither really skates). There's a long show in colour at the end, and Lew Ayres is always great (well, almost always), but still, the movie's nothing special.

    Actually isn't as weird as you think it'd be--you hear "Joan Crawford and James Stewart as a skating team" and you think, "Well, that's...different." But it's really your standard Follies picture--melodrama wrapped up in choreography--except in this case, there's ice skating (and except for a shot of Stewart and Crawford skating off of a rink at the very beginning, neither really skates). There's a long show in colour at the end, and Lew Ayres is always great (well, almost always), but still, the movie's nothing special.

  • Sep 22, 2007

    nice, but not exciting.

    nice, but not exciting.

  • Aug 01, 2007

    one of the finest follies movies since "follies". awesome in technicolor!!!

    one of the finest follies movies since "follies". awesome in technicolor!!!

  • Apr 25, 2007

    brill.......classic....

    brill.......classic....

  • Mar 06, 2007

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

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