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Director:
Writers:
Donald Ogden Stewart (screenplay) &
Sidney Buchman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 June 1938 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
So daring -- so tender -- so human -- so true -- that everyone in love will want to see it! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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(32 articles)
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User Reviews:
Delightful See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Katharine Hepburn ... Linda Seton

Cary Grant ... Johnny Case
Doris Nolan ... Julia Seton

Lew Ayres ... Ned Seton

Edward Everett Horton ... Professor Nick Potter
Henry Kolker ... Edward Seton
Binnie Barnes ... Mrs. Laura Cram
Jean Dixon ... Mrs. Susan Elliott Potter

Henry Daniell ... Seton Cram
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ... Scotchman (scenes deleted)
Frank Benson ... Scotchman (scenes deleted)
Aileen Carlyle ... Farm Girl (scenes deleted)
Edward Cooper ... Scotchman (scenes deleted)
Margaret McWade ... Farmer's Wife (scenes deleted)
Frank Shannon ... Farmer (scenes deleted)
Charles Trowbridge ... Banker (scenes deleted)
Marion Ballou ... Portrait of Grandmother Seton (uncredited)
Beatrice Blinn ... Maid (uncredited)
Thomas Braidon ... Downstairs Butler Admitting Johnny (uncredited)
Maurice Brierre ... Ship's Steward (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mabel Colcord ... Setons' Cook (uncredited)
Luke Cosgrave ... Portrait of Grandfather Seton (uncredited)
Beatrice Curtis ... Maid (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Kitchen Maid (uncredited)
Neil Fitzgerald ... Edgar (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Dorothy - Party Guest (uncredited)
Bobby Hale ... Scotchman (uncredited)
Mitchell Harris ... Jennings (uncredited)
George Hickman ... Telegraph Boy (uncredited)
Howard C. Hickman ... Churchgoer (uncredited)
Maude Hume ... Maid (uncredited)
Raymond Lawrence ... Butler at Party (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Churchgoer (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Churchgoer (uncredited)
Tom McGuire ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Bunny - Party Guest (uncredited)
George Pauncefort ... Henry (uncredited)
Esther Peck ... Mrs. Jennings (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ... Marjorie (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Butler at Party (uncredited)
Charles Richman ... Thayer (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Churchgoer (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Mrs. Thayer (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Donald Ogden Stewart (screenplay) &
Sidney Buchman (screenplay)

Philip Barry (from the play by)

Produced by
Everett Riskin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sidney Cutner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
Otto Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson  (as Stephen Goossón)
 
Costume Design by
Robert Kalloch (gowns) (as Kalloch)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cliff P. Broughton .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Lionel Banks .... associate art director
Babs Johnstone .... interior decorator
 
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Paul Mertz .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Joseph Nussbaum .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ben Oakland .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Flato .... jeweller
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
95 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
Joan Bennett and Ginger Rogers were considered to play Linda Seton.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: 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 »
Quotes:
Johnny Case:[Seeing stuffed giraffe] Oh, did she love that too?
Linda Seton:[Hugging the toy] Now don't you a word about Leopold, he's very sensitive.
Johnny Case:Yours.
Linda Seton:Looks like me.
[turning it's head in profile]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Wiener Blut Op. 354See more »

FAQ

Is "Holiday" based on a book?
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34 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Delightful, 5 October 2004
Author: Annie (aeh16) from Norfolk, VA

This is such a sweet, funny, heartfelt movie. The first time I saw it, I immediately wanted to see it again. Like so many of Katharine Hepburn's movies, it's about the kind of love you don't often see in movies. Hers is a pure, sweet, and intelligent love, one which we see develop and with which, by the end of the movie, we wholeheartedly agree. Cary Grant is just delightful in his acrobatics and his naivete, and Hepburn has all of her idealism and wisdom, and proves once again that the two aren't mutually exclusive. If you love witty and intelligent romantic comedy, then this is for you. Not as wonderful as The Philadelphia Story, but great nonetheless.

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