Ice Follies of 1939 (MOD)

Joan Crawford and Jimmy Stewart star as Larry and Mary a husband and wife whose marriage is on thin ice when she gets a Hollywood film contract and he must work in the East.


Free shipping icon GET FREE SHIPPING ON THIS ITEM! See Details

Ships To: USA
Item#
Product:
Qty:
Price:
 
1000179501
Ice Follies of 1939 (MOD)
Price:$17.99

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Ice Follies of 1939 (MOD)
 
3.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

One of Crawford's strangest films!

By tornadoZ

from Seattle, WA

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Good acting
  • High Production Value
  • Original
  • Snappy Dialogue

Cons

  • Poor Plot Development

Best Uses

  • At Home
  • With a Group of Friends
  • With Ice Skates On

Comments about Ice Follies of 1939 (MOD):

I'd always heard such bad things about ICE FOLLIES OF 1939, I was prepared for a real clunker. So when I finally put the film on last night, I was delighted to discover an engaging, if somewhat bizarre, curiosity piece in which Crawford, more radiant than ever, really shines. The flimsy story is little more than an excuse for The Ice Follies to eventually skate all over the screen in elaborately-staged numbers (dressed as Native Americans, Blackbirds baked in a pie, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.), but the actors' performances continually rise above the shoddy material (Crawford's drunk scene alone could have earned her an Oscar nomination in a more substantial film). There's some real snappy dialogue featured here (character actor Lionel Stander gets some of the best lines as penniless producer Mort Hodges) and some terrific comic chemistry between Crawford, Jimmy Stewart and Lew Ayres—as well as some hearty laughs when the film pokes fun at the inner workings of a large Hollywood movie studio. The lengthy skating sequences are pretty neat (the film was billed as "THE GREAT ZIEGFELD ON ICE!" to cash in on the earlier film's success) and ICE FOLLIES OF 1939's Technicolor finale offers fans their one and only chance to see Crawford in glorious color on the big screen before TORCH SONG in 1953. Aside from a few seconds of crinkles during the Technicolor segment, the Warner Archives DVD presentation of ICE FOLLIES OF 1939 looks and sounds brand new!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

View it for the Technicolor Finale

By Philly

from South Philly, PA

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Cinematography

Cons

  • Disappointing
  • Poor Plot Development

Best Uses

  • At Home

Comments about Ice Follies of 1939 (MOD):

The best thing that can be said about this movie is the 15 minute Technicolor finale. The photography is beautiful. The rest of this black and white film is a stinker! MGM tried to turn Joan Crawford into another Sonja Henie...and failed. Interesting sidebar...when we first see Faye Dunaway, as Crawford, at the beginning of Mommie Dearest, this is the movie she is filming.

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

CONNECT WITH US: Facebook Twitter Instagram
SIGN UP AND SAVE $5 ON YOUR FIRST ORDER! details