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Holiday (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 15 June 1938 (USA)
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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The screenwriter of this version of "Holiday", Donald Ogden Stewart, played the role of Nick Potter in the original Broadway production of the play. See more »

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

Quotes

Linda Seton: Someone stop me; O someone please, just try and stop me!
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Featured in The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Scottish traditional music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by the party guests on New Year's Eve
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Very charming movie
29 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I actually like this Grant and Hepburn pairing even better than The Philadelphia Story! The theme that love and independence are what's really important and that riches are not the be all and end all of life is very inspirational. Grant and Hepburn, and even Grant and Nolan at the beginning, have great chemistry and bring their characters to wonderful life. The supporting cast complements them perfectly. Cukor did a masterful job converting the story from the stage to the screen and coaxing the performances out of his cast. This is simply a wonderful movie, 9/10.


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