Breaking the Ice (1938)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 26, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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figure-skating, skating, ice-skating, love, mother, romance, songwriter, sports, stars [celebrities], widow/widower