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When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Don Tait (screenplay), Jim Parker (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Jones ... Johnny Baxter
Nancy Olson ... Sue Baxter
Harry Morgan ... Jesse McCord
Keenan Wynn ... Martin Ridgeway
Johnny Whitaker ... Richard Baxter
Michael McGreevey ... Wally Perkins
George Lindsey ... Double L. Dingman
Kathleen Cody ... Chris Baxter
Mary Wickes ... Miss Wigginton
David White ... Mr. Fowler
Dick Van Patten ... Mr. Carruthers
Alice Backes Alice Backes ... Miss Ogelvie
Joanna Phillips Joanna Phillips ... Naomi Voight
John Myhers John Myhers ... Mr. Manescue
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Storyline

When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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It's the funniest SKI-FOR-ALL! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chateau Bon Vivant See more »

Filming Locations:

Crested Butte, Colorado, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Goofs

When the Baxters first arrive at the hotel, Johnny wipes the frost off the stained glass window exposing only the hotel name. When the window is seen from the inside about a minute later, where Johnny wiped the frost is not visible as all the frost is clear of the window. See more »

Quotes

Jesse McCord: [after plunging through a snowbank into a mine tunnel] We dead?
Johnny Baxter: I didn't want to be the first to mention it.
Jesse McCord: Johnny, I hate to add to your troubles, but it's getting hotter.
Johnny Baxter: [Whispered] It sure is.
Jesse McCord: Must be that go-round I had with the widow Corzine. But heck, that was 20 years ago, and she started it.
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15 July 2007 | by scotty-1313See all my reviews

We still watch this movie often and still laugh a lot at it. It's one of our favorites. We still often joke about the name on the snowmobile. Does anyone know where the hotel scene was shot and if the hotel still stands? Was it built for the movie? Was it in the Crested Butte area? We visited Crested Butte today, and yes, it looks quite a bit different from the movie. I also wonder if the scenes at the bank were shot in this area or in a studio. I agree with other posts that Harry Morgan was superb. The look on his face when he talked about getting the skiers in where it was warm was absolutely priceless. Keenan Wynn was a great conniving heavy in his role, and Mary Wickes perfect as his secretary.


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