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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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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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The boom's shadow is visible in the playroom when they talk about Linda's artwork. See more »

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Edward 'Ned' Seton: You're twice as attractive as Julia ever thought of being. You've got twice the looks, twice the mind and ten times the quality. You could charm a bird off a tree if you would, and why not? If you were in her way she'd ride you down like a rabbit.
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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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