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Holiday (1938)

Approved  |   |  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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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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If you had a million... which sister would you pick to spend it with? See more »

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15 June 1938 (USA)  »

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Vivir para gozar  »

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In the original play, Nick and Susan Potter are wealthy socialites. Due to the depression, the plot was altered so that Johnny, who represented "the common man" would have more ordinary, down to earth friends. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, Johnny has being announced and is coming up the stairs and Neddie is trying to persuade Linda not to give up. As Neddie then walks away, he has his right arm fully extended down, forgetting that he is supposed to be carrying a drink, then, a second later, he remembers it and bends his right elbow at 90 degrees, keeping it bent. See more »

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Linda Seton: There are a lot of humorous little episodes. I tried to get Father to let me take a nursing course at a hospital. Oh yes and I almost got arrested trying to help some strikers over in Jersey. Well how was I to know that Father was on the board of directors at the company? You see, Case, the trouble with me is I never could decide whether I wanted to be Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, or John L. Lewis.
Johnny Case: What's the matter, you fed up?
Linda Seton: To the neck.
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One of Grant's and Hepburn's greatest!
17 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can you say when the young, dashing, up and coming lawyer,the extraordinarily handsome and highly unconventional Cary Grant, falls in love with one of the richest women in New York, thinking she's a private secretary and he should use the mansion's service entrance? Well, when her sister is Catherine Hepburn you can say there's bound to be a more interesting ending than he-obligingly-goes-to-work-at-daddy's-bank and counts-money-happily-ever-after. The stars are at their peak with great chemistry, and Lew Ayres and Edward Everett Horton give extremely fine supporting performances. This film has always been one of my anthems, and Johnny Case something of an alter ego; showed it last night to my 28-year old daughter, who loved Johnny Case and now has a better impression of her old man. A real treat of a movie, on a par with Grant's and Hepburn's best.


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