Cinema: Hit the Ice

Hit the Ice (Universal) is Abbott & Costello's eleventh time around in the movies. There is every indication from most audiences that sheer, unspecialized hokum continues to have a power of appeal rivaling that of Mozart or the Gettysburg Address.

In this one, A. & C. are a couple of loony candid cameramen. There are such howls as Costello's emergence from a garbage can during a bank stickup. Says he: "What's a bank got to be stuck up about?" Then there is the uproarious moment when the sheet falls off the stretcher,...

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