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The Ice Follies of 1939 Details

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Comedy, romance, and song hit the ice in this musical. Larry Hall ([[Performer~P68236~James Stewart~jamesstewart]]) is a professional ice skater whose act with his friend Eddie Burgess ([[Performer~P3047~Lew Ayres~lewayres]]) breaks up when Larry weds Mary McKay ([[Performer~P15681~Joan Crawford~joancrawford]]). 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). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Joan Crawford
as Mary McKay
James Stewart
as Larry Hall
Lew Ayres
as Eddie Burgess
Lewis Stone
as Douglas Tolliver
Lionel Stander
as Mort Hodges
Harrison Greene
as Agent
James Flavin
as Doorman
Libby Taylor
as Maid
Marie Blake
as Effie Lane
Arthur Loft
as Director
Edward Earle
as Man
Mary Forbes
as Lady Hilda
Wade Boteler
as Cop
Charles D. Brown
as Barney
Hal K. Dawson
as Publicity Man
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
as Small Boy
Charles Judels
as Makeup Man
Darla Hood
as Sister
Eddie Kane
as Politician
Eddy Conrad
as Hal Gibbs

Crew

Reinhold Schünzel
Director
Harry Rapf
Producer
Edgar Allan Woolf
Screenwriter
Florence Ryerson
Screenwriter
Leonard Praskins
Screenwriter
Oliver Marsh
Cinematographer
Joseph Ruttenberg
Cinematographer
Bernice Petkere
Composer (Music Score)
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Adrian
Costume Designer
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