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Directed by Joseph Santley
Written by Isabel Dawn
Boyce DeGaw
Jack Townley
Robert Harari
Olive Cooper
Produced by Robert North
Starring James Ellison
Phil Silvers
Barbara Jo Allen
Renie Riano
Cinematography Jack A. Marta
Edited by Howard O'Neill
Music by Cy Feuer
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • August 20, 1941 (1941-08-20)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

Ice-Capades is a 1941 American comedy film directed by Joseph Santley and starring James Ellison, Phil Silvers, and Barbara Jo Allen. Its score, composed by Cy Feuer, was nominated for the Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. [1] The film's sets were designed by the art director John Victor Mackay. It marked the screen debuts for the ice skaters Belita and Vera Ralston, both of whom went on to star in a number of films at Monogram and Republic respectively.



Bob Clemens is a cameraman for newsreels. Assigned to shoot the Swiss ice skater Karen Vadja, he arrives too late, so decides to film a woman skating on a different New York rink and pass her off as Karen.

The scheme backfires when promoter Larry Herman takes a look at Bob's film and decides to make the skater a star. Unfortunately, it's actually amateur (and illegal immigrant) Marie Bergin in the newsreel footage, not the great figure skater from Switzerland. Chaos ensues as Bob tries to straighten everybody out.


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  1. "Awards for Ice-Capades".

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