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Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  26 November 1942 (Mexico)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jim Hardy
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Ted Hanover
Marjorie Reynolds ...
Linda Mason
Virginia Dale ...
Lila Dixon
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Danny Reed
Louise Beavers ...
Mamie
Irving Bacon ...
Gus
Marek Windheim ...
François
James Bell ...
Dunbar
John Gallaudet ...
Parker
Shelby Bacon ...
Vanderbilt
Joan Arnold ...
Daphne
Bob Crosby Orchestra ...
Orchestra (as Bob Crosby's Band)
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Storyline

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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first public performance of the song "White Christmas" was by Bing Crosby on his NBC radio show "The Kraft Music Hall" on Christmas Day, 1941, during the middle of filming Holiday Inn (1942), which was released seven months later. The song went on to become one of the biggest selling songs in the history of music. This was the first of three films to feature Crosby singing "White Christmas" and featuring Irving Berlin's music. See more »

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In one of the final scenes, the Hollywood set of the inn, Jim Hardy sets his pipe down on the piano. A few minutes later, when Linda Mason reaches for it to tap the bells of the Christmas tree, it has changed position. See more »

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Jim Hardy: I don't need a coat, now!
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Soundtracks

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Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Played by the Bob Crosby Orchestra and sung at the Holiday Inn by Fred Astaire and danced by Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds on Washington's Birthday
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A True Classic
24 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is truly one of the great musicals to ever grace the silver screen. Between the great song, the dance numbers and the chemistry between Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, this film really is one of the the all time classics. What really makes it great is that it pretty much plays like a great Broadway review that uses the different holidays as an excuse to display the individual talents of each of the film's stars. However, the thing that this film will truly be remembered for is the fact that it introduced one of the all time classic song's to the world, "White Christmas".

Another thing that makes this film so beloved is that it came out during a time when America needed somewhat of a diversion, World War II. This film helped to give people something to put smiles on their faces as the whole world was going to hell. At least for two hours, this film helped America to forget its troubles and put a smile on everyone's faces.


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