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The Ice Follies of 1939 Details


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


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
Arthur Loft
as Director
Hal K. Dawson
as Publicity Man
Harrison Greene
as Agent
Marie Blake
as Effie Lane
Libby Taylor
as Maid
James Flavin
as Doorman
Darla Hood
as Sister
Edward Earle
as Man
Charles D. Brown
as Barney
Eddy Conrad
as Hal Gibbs
Charles Judels
as Makeup Man
Mary Forbes
as Lady Hilda
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
as Small Boy
Eddie Kane
as Politician
Wade Boteler
as Cop


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