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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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So daring -- so tender -- so human -- so true -- that everyone in love will want to see it! See more »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Johnny has being announced and is coming up the stairs and Neddie is trying to persuade Linda not to give up. As Neddie then walks away, he has his right arm fully extended down, forgetting that he is supposed to be carrying a drink, then, a second later, he remembers it and bends his right elbow at 90 degrees, keeping it bent. See more »

Quotes

Linda Seton: What's it like to get drunk, Ned?
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Well, I... how drunk?
Linda Seton: Good and drunk!
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Oh, it's wonderful. You see, you think clear as crystal. But every move, every situation is a problem. It gets pretty interesting.
Linda Seton: You get beaten in the end though, don't you?
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Sure, but that's okay.
Linda Seton: Where do you wind up?
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Where does anybody wind up? You die... that's okay, too.
Linda Seton: Oh, Ned! that's awful!
Edward 'Ned' Seton: Think so? Other things are worse.
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Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
(1850) (Uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on banjo by Lew Ayres and Sung by Lew Ayres, Katharine Hepburn,
Jean Dixon and Edward Everett Horton
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One of Grant's and Hepburn's greatest!
17 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can you say when the young, dashing, up and coming lawyer,the extraordinarily handsome and highly unconventional Cary Grant, falls in love with one of the richest women in New York, thinking she's a private secretary and he should use the mansion's service entrance? Well, when her sister is Catherine Hepburn you can say there's bound to be a more interesting ending than he-obligingly-goes-to-work-at-daddy's-bank and counts-money-happily-ever-after. The stars are at their peak with great chemistry, and Lew Ayres and Edward Everett Horton give extremely fine supporting performances. This film has always been one of my anthems, and Johnny Case something of an alter ego; showed it last night to my 28-year old daughter, who loved Johnny Case and now has a better impression of her old man. A real treat of a movie, on a par with Grant's and Hepburn's best.


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