Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

Director: Edward F. Cline Cast: Bobby Breen, Charlie Ruggles, Dolores Costello

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Overview

Boy soprano Bobby Breen dons a pair of skates in the oddball musical Breaking the Ice. Escaping his super-strict Mennonite relatives, our hero gets a job singing at a Philadelphia ice-skating rink. Here he tries to earn enough money to help his beloved widowed mother (Dolores Costello) wrest herself free of those selfsame relatives. The plot requires canary-voiced Breen to share the spotlight with six-year-old skating sensation Irene Dare. Within a year, Breaking the Ice producer Sol Lesser attempted to launch another series of family musicals built around the talents of little Ms. Dare, but the first entry in this project--Everything's on Ice--was also the last.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827237623
Original Release: 1938
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 54,357

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bobby Breen Tommy Martin
Charlie Ruggles Samuel Terwilliger
Dolores Costello Martha Martin
Robert H. Barrat William Decker
Dorothy Peterson Annie Decker
Billy Gilbert Mr. Small
Charlie Murray Janitor
Margaret Hamilton Mrs. Small
Jonathan Hale Kane
Spencer Charters Farmer Smith
Maurice Cass Mr. Jones
Irene Dare Actor
John King Henry Johnson

Technical Credits
Edward F. Cline Director
Boy Tenor Breen Score Composer
Frank Churchill Songwriter
Fritz Falkenstein Screenwriter
David Gould Choreography
Arthur D. Hilton Editor
Sol Lesser Producer
Jack MacKenzie Cinematographer
Mary C. McCall Screenwriter
N. Brewster Morse Screenwriter
Bernard Schubert Screenwriter
Manuel Seff Screenwriter
Paul Francis Webster Songwriter
Victor Young Score Composer,Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision

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