At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

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Jim Hardy
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Ted Hanover
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Linda Mason
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Lila Dixon
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Danny Reed
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Gus
Marek Windheim ...
François
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Parker
Shelby Bacon ...
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Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing. Written by Steve Fenwick <scf@w0x0f.com>

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26 November 1942 (Mexico)  »

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15 Dias de Prazer  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 11, 1943 with Bing Crosby reprising his film role. Dinah Shore appears as the female lead. See more »

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When Lila gives Linda a lift to Holiday Inn, Linda gets in the car, sits down, and starts to close the door. In the next shot, Linda hops into the car again. See more »

Quotes

Lila Dixon: [to Ted] I love you... and Jim.
Ted Hanover: Well, I love Jim too... but let's not get too chummy.
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Referenced in Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) See more »

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White Christmas
(1942)
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Bing Crosby and Martha Mears (dubbing Marjorie Reynolds)
Played on the movie set by the Bob Crosby Orchestra and sung by Martha Mears (dubbing Marjorie Reynolds) and chorus
Whistled by Bing Crosby
Played as background music often
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Holiday Inn is an uplifting and heartwarming remembrance that is a legend in its own right.
28 November 2003 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

In any endeavor there are greats, and there are legends. Bing Crosby crooned his way to the latter status years before this movie, and he is in fine voice here. It is such a shame that things like talent aren't present in music anymore, but if you want to remember it, this is a great vehicle. Irving Berlin, Crosby's long time friend, wrote magical numbers for the film, including the unforgettable White Christmas.

Fred Astaire gave a tour de force performance, singing, and, of course, dancing his way through this delightful piece in rare form. It is said that he worked so hard during rehearsals that he wasted away to 85 pounds by the time he filmed the firecracker number. He might just as well have been weightless, because he defies gravity with his every move.

Marjorie Reynolds was seriously outclassed in a role that was intended for Mary Martin, who probably could have improved the chemistry of the starring cast. Reynolds nevertheless does a creditable job, and Holiday Inn remains her finest hour.

Years later, Paramount undertook a vastly inferior remake entitled White Christmas, which failed to capture a fraction of the magic of Holiday Inn. Astaire was replaced with funny man Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney gave it her torch song damndest, but it didn't gel. Holiday Inn has more wit, sincerity, charm and, despite being over a decade older, freshness. Holiday Inn is an uplifting and heartwarming remembrance that is a legend in its own right.


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