Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice (1938)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1938-09-22
  • User Rating: 3.8/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 21min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Bobby Breen Productions Inc.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Edward F. Cline
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The story begins while Tommy Martin and his mother, Martha Martin say goodbye to Henry and Reuben Johnson. After having stopped by the Mennonite farm, where Tommy and Martha stay with the William and Annie Decker, the Johnsons are headed back to their hometown of Goshen. The balance of the film is concerned with both trying to get the necessary train fare and with Tommy clearing his name over a misunderstanding.

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  • Bobby Breen

    as Tommy Martin
  • Dolores Costello

    as Martha Martin
  • Charles Ruggles

    as Sam Terwilliger
  • Irene Dare

    as Irene Dare
  • Dorothy Peterson

    as Annie Decker
  • Robert Barrat

    as William Decker
  • John 'Dusty' King

    as Henry Johnson
  • Margaret Hamilton

    as Mrs. Small
  • Billy Gilbert

    as Mr. Small
  • Jonathan Hale

    as Mr. Kane
  • Delmar Watson

    as Reuben Johnson
  • Spencer Charters

    as Smith
  • Cy Kendall

    as Judd
  • Charles Murray

    as Janitor
Directing Edward F. Cline Director
Writing Bernard Schubert Screenplay
Writing Manuel Seff Screenplay
Writing Mary C. McCall, Jr. Screenplay
Production Sol Lesser Producer
Writing Brewster Morse Story
Writing Fritz Falkenstein Story