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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The play originally opened in New York City On 26 November 1928 and ran 229 performances. See more »
At the start of the movie, Johnny goes to the Seton mansion and meets the family. Linda wants to plan the party announcing the engagement and tells him, "This Saturday is New Year's Eve." We know this scene takes place on a Sunday, because the family has just returned from church. That would make the date Christmas day. There are Christmas decorations on the walls and door of the church, and the church congregation sings the Christmas hymn "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," which is used exclusively during the Christmas season, often only as the closing hymn on Christmas Day. See more »
Holiday is one of the first classic films I had the pleasure to see about 20 years ago when I was a young girl. I caught a Saturday afternoon broadcast on television. All these years later and after numerous viewings it is still my favorite. In the passing time I have enjoyed hundreds of other classic films and I know many are considered "better", but my favorite remains Holiday with its amazing ensemble cast of Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton, Jean Dixon, Henry Daniell, Doris Nolan, Henry Kolker, and Binnie Barnes. I have attempted to see most of the films of Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, but it has also been exciting to spot all of these other actors in other classics such as Lew Ayres starring in All Quiet on the Western Front, Johnny Belinda, The Dark Mirror, and State Fair(1933). Edward Everett Horton performs in Arsenic and Old Lace, Lost Horizon, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, and in several Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers Films. Jean Dixon is great to see in the cast of My Man Godfrey. Henry Daniell pops up in so many of the classic films I see, a favorite is his performance in The Philadelphia Story as Sidney Kidd, Spy Magazine's publisher. I hope you get to enjoy Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton, and Jean Dixon entertaining themselves along with the viewers in the "play room."
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