I See Ice
|I See Ice|
|Directed by||Anthony Kimmins|
|Produced by||Basil Dean|
|Written by||Austin Melford
|Music by||Ernest Irving|
|Editing by||Ernest Aldridge|
|Studio||Associated Talking Pictures|
|Distributed by||Associated British|
|Release dates||10 February 1938|
|Running time||84 mins|
I See Ice is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring George Formby, Kay Walsh and Betty Stockfeld. The film depicts the adventures of a photographer working for a London newspaper. The film was made at Ealing Studios. It features the songs "In My Little Snapshot Album", "Noughts And Crosses" and "Mother What'll I Do Now".
The farcical adventures of a prop man (George Formby) with a touring ice ballet. Inventing a new sort of candid camera in his spare time, and concealing it in a bow-tie, our hero gets into a mess of trouble when he takes an incriminating photo of an important man; pulls a communication cord; winds up in jail; referees a hockey match; finds himself in a stage show dressed as a cosack; woos an attractive young ice skater (Kay Walsh); and eventually wins a job on a newspaper.    
- George Formby as George Bright
- Kay Walsh as Judy Gaye
- Betty Stockfeld as Mrs. Hunter
- Cyril Ritchard as Paul Martine
- Garry Marsh as Galloway
- Frederick Burtwell as Detective
- Ernest Sefton as Outhwaite
- Gavin Gordon as Night Club Singer
- Ernest Jay as Theater Manager
- Andreas Malandrinos as Lotus Club Manager
- Gordon McLeod as Lord FeiMead
- Archibald Batty as Colonel Hunter
- Hal Erickson wrote in Allmovie, "though well directed and exceptionally well cast (Kay Walsh and Cyril Ritchard appear in support), I See Ice wouldn't amount to a hill of beans without the presence of the ebullient Formby, who halts the action every once in a while for one of his unsubtly risque comic songs. Not surprisingly, the film was infinitely more popular as a "regional" than as a big-city attraction." 
- Halliwell's Film Guide wrote, "fair star comedy with good production."
- TV Guide wrote, " wild little comedy with Formby performing uproariously as usual."
- Wood p.95
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Perry, George. Forever Ealing. Pavilion Books, 1994.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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