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Snow Gets in Your Eyes (1938)

Passed | | Short, Musical, Romance | 14 May 1938 (USA)
In an attempt to win the girl of his dreams, a savory sausage salesman at Gibson's Department Store enters the store's indoor ski jump contest.

Director:

Will Jason

Writers:

Stanley Rauh (original story and screen play), Will Jason (original story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Grey ... June
Roger Converse ... Tommy Bradford
Charles Judels ... Schlitz
Hudson Shotwell Hudson Shotwell ... Buddy Brooks
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Storyline

A department store has an indoor ski-slide for the annual contest for department store employees. Salesgirl June has two admirers; a sausage salesman in the store and the store's snooty ski instructor. But the sausage salesman goes into intensive ski-training, wins the contest and wins the girl. The Dandridge Sisters (Dorothy, Vivian and non-sister Etta Jones) do two numbers. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1938 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In an early example of product placement, boxes of Ritz crackers adorn a grocery store shelf. See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
In the score for King Winter
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Good To The Last Squeal
7 April 2007 | by krorieSee all my reviews

Ski competition in a department store in New York City? That's what this short is about and you'll have to see to appreciate the transition from outside ski slopes to the department store ramp, which is handled with skill.

The plot of this musical comedy two-reeler is simple: A guy who sells sausages at the department store is enamored of a salesgirl who works down the aisle from him. Hoping to impress her, he takes ski lessons so he can win the competition. Sandwiched between the light comedy sketches are two delightful musical treats, "Girl Wanted," and, would you believe, "The Harlem Yodel!"

The real stars of the show are the wonderful Dandridge Sisters, Dorothy Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge, and Etta Jones, each uncredited. The beautiful Dorothy Dandridge was to go on to a highly successful movie career including a nomination for the Academy Award for her role in "Carmen Jones," not long before her tragic death from a drug overdose.

The title is derived from lame yet harmless attempts at slapstick humor, centering on Charles Judels as Schlitz and Chester Clute as King Winter who gets fake "snow in his eyes" when he attempts to introduce the competition. "Snow Gets in Your Eyes" came out over a decade before the popular hit tune, "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes," dominated the nation's musical charts and thus is not a parody of that song but rather a pun on "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," from the 1933 musical, "Roberta."


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