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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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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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Vivir para gozar  »

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Katharine Hepburn understudied the role of Linda Seton (played by Hope Williams) in the original Broadway play. She also performed a scene from Holiday for her first screen test, which led to her first film role. See more »

Goofs

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: Compared to the life I lead, the last man in a chain gang thoroughly enjoys himself.
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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1840)
Lyrics by Charles Wesley (1730)
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One of Cukor's best
11 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Likeable urbane comedy about an ill-fated courtship and the romance that springs up in the shadows behind it. Grant and Hepburn are fresh and fun to watch; Grant impresses with what feels like ad-libbed quips and shows off his vaudeville background by doing numerous gymnastic stunts. Hepburn sheds her usual stuffy airs and lets fly as a "black sheep" heiress, the betrothed's sister. Cukor directed it in his best imitation of Howard Hawks, but with his own personal style added -- like the "realistic" feminine relationship between Hepburn and her sister (Nolan) which deteriorates by the film's end into stereotypes.


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