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Holiday (1938)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  15 June 1938 (USA)
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A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long suffering brother.

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Harry Allen ...
Scotchman (scenes deleted)
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Edward Cooper ...
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Frank Shannon ...
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Free-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire's daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels, wishing instead to spend the early years of his life on "holiday." With the help of his friends Nick and Susan Potter, he makes up his mind as to which is the better course, and the better mate. Written by Terri A. Mabry <tamabry@uci.edu>

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Heart-warming drama -- smiles -- and the tears behind them! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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15 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vivir para gozar  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Eighteen months before Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind (1939), Katharine Hepburn says "damned" in a Production Code-approved Hollywood movie. The occurrence isn't gratuitous: She's recounting her experience in amateur theatrics and, in camp style, performs a fragment of Lady MacBeth's "Out damned spot" sleepwalking line from William Shakespeare. See more »

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When Linda decides to come downstairs to join the New Year's Eve party, her hairstyle when she begins her descent changes as she is descending the stairs. See more »

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Linda Seton: For the love of Pete... it's the witch and Dopey!
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Delightful
5 October 2004 | by (Norfolk, VA) – See all my reviews

This is such a sweet, funny, heartfelt movie. The first time I saw it, I immediately wanted to see it again. Like so many of Katharine Hepburn's movies, it's about the kind of love you don't often see in movies. Hers is a pure, sweet, and intelligent love, one which we see develop and with which, by the end of the movie, we wholeheartedly agree. Cary Grant is just delightful in his acrobatics and his naivete, and Hepburn has all of her idealism and wisdom, and proves once again that the two aren't mutually exclusive. If you love witty and intelligent romantic comedy, then this is for you. Not as wonderful as The Philadelphia Story, but great nonetheless.


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