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
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In her December 1972 interview by Leonard Maltin, Madge Evans declared: "I wanted very much to be in 'Holiday' with Katharine Hepburn. I had made two films with George Cukor, and I had known him in New York. He wanted me, but I was under contract to Metro and that was being made at Columbia." See more »
The amount eaten from the apple between shots when Johnny is in the playroom with the bitten apple in his hand. See more »
I don't call what I've been doing living.
And what do you recommend for yourself, doctor?
For how long?
As long as I need.
You mean just to play?
No. I've been working since I was 10, I want to find out why I'm working. It can't just be to pay bills and pile up more money, even if you do the government's going to take most of it.
But what is the answer?
I don't know, that's what I intend to find out. The world's changing out there, there are a lot of new, exciting ideas running ...
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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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