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Holiday (1930)

Holiday is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Holiday is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young man who is torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family.

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An astonishing drama of double life and double love!.. See more »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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Remade in 1938 with Katharine Hepburn as Linda Seton, and Cary grant as Johnny Case. See more »

Goofs

When Julia goes to the window to look for her father, she says, "Here's father," THEN moves the curtains aside and looks out the window. See more »

Quotes

Linda Seton: Do you realize life walked into this house today?
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Version of Holiday (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

That Naughty Waltz
Music by Sol P. Levy
Played on a cabinet-style music box as Linda and Johnny dance
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Another great performance by Mary Astor
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you get the chance to see this version of "Holiday," take it! Ann Harding is fabulous in the part of Linda, a role later played by Katharine Hepburn in the better known 1938 version. But another pleasure of this version is Mary Astor's excellent portrayal of Julia. She takes a rather blah and unrewarding role and really makes something of it. Highly recommended!


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