Everything's on Ice


1h 7m 1939

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 6, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Principal Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,007ft

Synopsis

Felix Miller, a fast-talking promoter who is continually getting his in-laws in trouble, talks brother-in-law Joe Barton into lending him the bank roll that Joe had been dreaming of using to buy a barbershop. With Joe's savings, Felix promotes a Florida booking for Joe's little daughter Irene, a talented ice skater, after which Felix, accompanied by Irene, her mother Elsie and sister Jane, all head for Miami. Once there, Felix decides that it is time to snag a rich husband for Jane, and to improve the odds, he poses as a millionaire. On the theory that clothes make the man, Felix picks Harrison Gregg as his quarry, not knowing that in reality, "lounge lizard" Gregg is as much a millionaire as Felix. Consequently, when Jane defies her uncle's plans by falling in love with the frugal-minded and unsophisticated Leopold Eddington, Felix does all he can to break up the romance, causing the discouraged Leopold to stop seeing Jane. Matters are set straight, however, when Joe, summoned by a request from Felix for more money, arrives, learns of Felix's extravagant deception and encourages Leopold to renew his courtship of Jane. Once the sweethearts are married, Leopold reveals that he is a genuine millionaire and rewards his father-in-law with the barbershop of his dreams.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 6, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Principal Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,007ft

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Trivia

Notes

A story in Los Angeles Times notes that although ventriloquist Paul Winchell (1922-2005) does not physically appear in this film, his dummy appears on screen using Winchell's voice. According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, Irene Dare, a famous child skater, was coached in her routines by Leo MacDonald of the Ice Follies.